I resolve to…

Close up , colorful pushpins on calendar

Close up , colorful pushpins on calendar

Several years ago I was looking back, and I had an overall tinge of regret, sensing that I spent too much time reclining in the sidelines and not enough time balls-to-the wall embracing my life.

Sidelined by kids’ schedules, work schedules, the limits of one car for a household of three drivers and the limits of my own mind.

This made me uncomfortable. I resolved to do something else. Or eat something else. Or shop for something else.

It seems I was always waiting for the perfect timing…for school to start so I could regain my infamous fall focus; for summer to arrive to spend time with family; for the Christmas holiday so I could regroup and refocus.

So when do I actually jump up, jump in and take action? The time is now. Everything I will do in my life I do now. I have no more excuses. Now is the time to read more exceptional books. To spend time with people who kick my ass and make me better. To watch less mind-numbing TV. To move more. To love more. To be more.

Now is the time to step off the sidelines and into the action.

 

To throw myself into relationships, projects and work with reckless abandon.

To embrace my choices because, let’s face it, how I live my life is my choice. I choose each moment of every day what my life will look like. I acknowledge it and either embrace it or change course. No excuses.

What’s the most important thing I need to do today?

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