Monday, January 2, 2017

New Year, Same Old Me



So many people make resolutions on New Year's Day. I have in the past but always crashed and burned when reality set in(often in the cold, dark days of February) and my failed resolution never failed to make me feel like absolute shit.

This year, there will be no resolutions for me. This year, I'm committing to be more of myself, not committing to change every damn thing that isn't perfect. Resolutions don't serve me, they simply make me feel worse and that isn't the spirit of a fresh start to me.

I am, however choosing a feeling to guide myself. I use Danielle LaPorte's Desire Map to refine my core desired feelings and then chose one of those guide all my decisions in the coming months. I chose the word ascension.

Why ascension? When I think of that word, the feeling of ascension, I think of my soul rising in joy, in creativity, in love. Of becoming the higher being that I've been striving towards my entire life. I feel free and unencumbered when the word crosses my lips.

So, this new year I am determined to ascend, to rise into myself. There will be no "new me" this year because, dammit, I don't need to aspire to fit more into the box that society tries to fit me into. This year I will be more ME, which likely means I'll fit less into that box than ever before.

Many will resolve to become smaller this year. I resolve to ascend to higher heights than ever before.

Here's to 2017, Loves. May you ascend alongside me. Give me a wave as you float on past.

20 comments:

  1. Yes, we rise. Or give it a try! Best wishes to you.
    Carol

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    1. Best wishes to you, as well, Carol!

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  2. I love how you said that you would rise into yourself. Not anywhere else. This is poignant.

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  3. This reminds me of a line from a song I absolutely love called 'Houdini' by Foster the People. The line is 'Raise up to your abilities'...I just love it.

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  4. Committing to yourself is one of the best resolutions ever!

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  5. I've always thought NY resolutions were over-rated. But we can always focus on one self-improvement item. One year ago I joined Weight Watchers (again) and have lost 30 pounds. Love this post and very nice to meet you through BSLove! Terri Webster Schrandt (google has my previous married name and won't let me change it)

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    1. Congratulations on your weight loss- wonderful!

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  6. I love having no resolutions. Self-acceptance is the best thing we can practice. Maybe we're better than we realize.

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  7. I like your plans for 2017, Mandy. I think ascending to your higher self is the best aspiration ever. I'm with you on this journey.

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    1. So glad to have you with me, Molly!

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  8. I love how Danielle LaPorte points you in the direction of how you want to feel first. I think ascension is not only a great way to feel but a good direction to go in.

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  9. Way to go on the resolutions! Don't change a damn thing :) is probably always for the best!

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  10. I love that you are choosing YOU. I absolutely agree that the best possible new years resolution is committing to YOURSELF and being the best you can possibly be.

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