the end is here

The end of 2021 is here. 

There were definitely times this year that I wasn’t sure if I would make it through to see 2022, let alone who would be by my side.  This year has had its ups and downs.  It can be hard to remember the good when it seems like all that surrounds us is the bad.  Like a lot of people, this year has changed me.  It has made me learn.  It has made me question myself.  It has made me cry.  If you were to look, I am not the same person I was a year ago…and for that I am proud.  I am in no way trying to say that I have any idea of what I am doing, because most days I am just making it up as I go and trying to make the next right decision for myself.

The last couple of years have been spent giving of myself to other people…in both healthy ways and unhealthy ways.  2022 is going to focus on my journey…my journey with myself…my journey with my friends…my journey with my sexuality…my journey with my hubby…my journey with God.  I have spent years trying to figure out who I want to be…and how I want people to see me.  Now I want to focus on taking intentional steps…taking steps because I want to…not because someone else wants me to or society tells me it is what I should do. 

So, while other people are putting together their resolutions for the new year and including things like “lose weight” and “go to the gym”, here are some of my resolutions for 2022:

  • Continue to blog and let your voice be heard
  • Love those around me the way I know how
  • Challenge my old thoughts…are they truly what I believe or just habit
  • Be open and honest with myself and my inner circle
  • Know it’s okay to not have it all together
  • Ask for help
  • Have the tough conversations
  • Strengthen my faith, even if it looks different than what it used to
  • Let go of the things and people that no longer serve me
  • Be thankful for my support system, especially my hubby and bff

My resolutions might not look “normal” or “standard” and I’m okay with that.  For far too long, I have cared what everyone around me thinks…I still do…but I know that I need to let all of that go.  I need to find me, Bri, and know that it’s not the destination…it’s the journey. 

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