the road we travel

Photo by Yan Photography

I'm a day late on the whole resolution thing, but that is okay, considering that this year I want my resolutions to be about the journey, not the destination. Most of the time I resolve to lose 5 pounds, or 15. Not so for 2012.

In 2012 I vow to embrace the journey, for all it's up and downs, it's obstacles and triumphs.

I vow to live more in the present. To relish the time Lucy, Scott and I spend together, and not to spend it thinking about some future task.

I vow to accept that fear and uncertainty is a part of my life, but I won't let it rule my life.

I accept that I will have hard days, days where I don't get much done, days when I'm sad. 2012 is a year of change for me and I'm looking at it with eyes clear to the challenges it holds. I will have set-backs. I vow to let this shape me, but not define me.

I vow to accept that I can only do my best. Sometimes my best doesn't get me very far. But that doesn't mean that I'm not successful or worthwhile.

I vow to continue my journey of healthy living. For me, this means I don't lose a pound a week, or a pound a month sometimes. But if I'm eating right and exercising, I'm moving forward.

I vow to accept that this journey wasn't the one I thought I would have. I will not compare myself to others, and think myself less, because I have not gone where they have gone. My journey is unique to me.

I vow to see the beauty and not the ugliness, to add to that beauty with my words, thoughts and actions.

I vow to accept myself, all 5'4".

I vow to love with an open heart, and be quick to forgive. To let go of hurt more easily, and to withhold judgement.

2012, I vow to embrace you, with all my heart. Bring it, 2012. I'm as ready for you as I will ever be.

"When someones makes a decision, he is really diving into a strong current that will carry him places he had never dreamed of when he first made the decision. "The Alchemist" by Paul Coelho