Saying Goodbye and Fresh Starts

The start of a New Year always has lots of significance for me. I used to use it as a reference to look back at my struggles from the year before. I also used to use it as a reason to continue to beat myself up for failing all year long and having to start fresh on another January 1st. I have decided that this doesn’t work for me anymore. I cannot continue to live in a negative space expecting to get positive results. It never works. Instead I have decided that I need to see everything as a lesson and learn something from my struggles. How many times the lessons need to be learned are completely up to me. And whether I use what I have learned to pass that along or to stay stuck are also up to me. I will continue to live in a place of positive.

Having to say good bye is also something that is a huge part of the New Year for me. Sometimes we need to say goodbye to old relationships that are no longer healthy for you. Sometimes saying goodbye to people that may have passed on or moved on is also a part of looking back on the year gone by. That can be one of the hardest parts. For myself right now I am in the process of trying to say goodbye to my Grandmother. She is on her last bit of time here on earth and it is very hard to wrap my head around it. I am not ready for this yet. I knew it was coming as she is almost 84 years old but she didn’t seem a day over 70 and that is still too young. I don’t want to have to say good bye to her because I am being selfish. I want her to be around for a lot more time. I am just starting to get good at this thing called life and I want her to see my success. I know totally selfish. I will do what is best for her because that is what a good relationship is all about. I will be strong for my mother who will be suffering the loss of her mother. I will stand tall and hold her up when she feels weak and then I will fall into the arms of my family when I get home. I am lucky to have both in my life.
As the New year begins and the old is just a moment in the past how will you use this year ahead? Are you going to repeat the same mistakes or are going to learn from the past? Are you going to keep the people in your life that are no longer good in your life or are you going to make room for new and exciting people yet to come? Are you going to hold onto the people that need to be let go of or are you going to do what is right for them and not be selfish? Some people tend to spend so much time looking backwards or trying to look so far into the future that the moment right here and right now is wasted. Being in the moment is so much more enjoyable than trying to remember, relive or predict what something was or will be. Use this year and your time wisely. I know I will.

As the New year begins and the old is just a moment in the past how will you use this year ahead? Are you going to repeat the same mistakes or are going to learn from the past? Are you going to keep the people in your life that are no longer good in your life or are you going to make room for new and exciting people yet to come? Are you going to hold onto the people that need to be let go of or are you going to do what is right for them and not be selfish? Some people tend to spend so much time looking backwards or trying to look so far into the future that the moment right here and right now is wasted. Being in the moment is so much more enjoyable than trying to remember, relive or predict what something was or will be. Use this year and your time wisely. I know I will.

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