The New Resolution: Finish What You Started

I could write another blog about new beginnings and “new year, new me”, but this year feels different.

2018 has a trend of no more new year, new beginning resolutions.

I understand some may need a fresh start after last year because, for many, it was a whirlwind of the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Nevertheless, I am embracing the new anti-new beginning. For me, this year is not about beginning something new.

To clarify, I have a horrible habit of procrastinating on things that do not have an instant reward. I know, how millennial of me. So, this year will be a “picking up the pieces” kind of year.

Also, it is the year I’m choosing not to share details of what that looks like. We all have something we’ve planned and for whatever reason (fear, disappointment, lack of motivation, fear, etc)  did not follow through

Consider what you have left unfinished: a weight loss goal, an unwritten story, a job application, your degree, dating, finally quitting the job you hate, _______________.

Let the ringing of the new year be motivation to refuse to celebrate another new year with that dream unfulfilled, that project left unfinished.

You may not reach every goal or be where you want to be by December 2018, but you will be closer than you were last year. Progress matters too.

So, get out of your funk, stop feeling sorry for yourself, stop being afraid of what may or may not happen. Beginning today, create a plan with realistic steps towards your goal. It does not matter how long you have been procrastinating, get out there and finish what you started.

-Ebby LeBlanc

Philippians 1:6 “being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

James 2:17 “Faith without works is dead”

To Good to Be True

Today marks the beginning of a New Year and resolutions of “New year, new me.” I’m usually one of those people. However, I woke up this morning feeling anxious and emotional. It hit me, a lot of people start off the New Year with hope that it will be better than the previous year, especially if it was not a good one. I am starting this New Year off already knowing some of the great things that God is about to do. However, this overwhelming guilt began to consume me. I felt bad for having such a great year and expecting another one. How crazy is that? It sounds crazy just writing it. These last three years of my life have been going up, but I had gotten so use to things going bad that going up feels uncomfortable. I’d gotten so use to the feeling of losing that I don’t know how to accept winning. It made me think about all the people who are expecting little or not able to appreciate what they have out of fear that things are too good to be true. That is opposite of how we should be living especially as a Christian. Yes, we will have tough times, but we shouldn’t allow those tough times to hold us back from embracing the good ones. One of my closet friends and I have a motto, “Enjoy the moment in the moment.” Let us start this new year off not wasting energy on whether something is too good to be true or not. In time, all things will reveal themselves. Until then, if things are going good in your life and dreams are coming true, enjoy it. *Note to self*

Your Moment is now,

Ebby ♥