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Resolution: Be 16 Again

Monday, December 31, 2012

In general, I am bit shy and socially awkward. I have icky skin, ugly feet, and unmanageable hair. I am overweight. I am a person that is "okay" at lots of things, but not "good" at anything.

Somehow I was lucky enough to be very confident and happy during adolescence (which unfortunately I know many cannot claim). I joined a ton of teams for sports I had never played before (and did alright), I enjoyed orchestra though I never made first chair, I got good grades but was no valedictorian, and I was in school musicals despite the fact that I couldn't (and can't!) carry a tune in a bucket. And all the while, I had a blast.

Back then, I never focused on any of my flaws or allowed them to stop me from doing something that I wanted to do.

I still think I work well with what I've got. I consider myself attractive, and I consistently work on my heart and head to try and be the best person I can be. I am still quite confident, though as I get older I find my flaws (mostly in relation to health and fitness) are more often at the front of my mind - and holding me back from doing some of the things I'd like to do (like join a gym, settle into a new role at work, try a dance class, go out my door without makeup - lol, etc.).

So my resolution for 2013 is this: Be 16 again. Not the braces or bad fashion of course, but at least parts of the mindset. :) Be fearless. Stay positive. Most importantly, don't let anything hold me back.

This resolution is obviously an idea, not necessarily an actionable goal. But it's a start. And as the year begins, I think maybe writing here (and reading the posts of others) will help work out the actions that will support the idea.

I don't know if any of this rambling actually made sense, but in either case, wish me luck! I will be rooting for everyone and their goals in 2013 as well.

Happy New Year!
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TWEETIBEAR 1/2/2013 10:33AM

    GREAT idea! I was never overweight as a child/teenager. I wish I had known (realized) then about genes. My dad, mom, aunts, uncles, grandparents were all overweight, many obese. I grew up "trained" to love all the wrong foods and in excess amounts. But your recalling that fun with friends and activities and life in general brought back equally good memories to me. In my return to Spark, I will keep your motivation as a part of my own motivation, so thank you! Good luck and have a GREAT teenage year!

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SERVTWFMTHR 1/1/2013 8:23AM

    I think your goal is great! As kids we do tend to have more confidence. I'm finding my confidence in Christ which is where I know all of my greatness comes from. I pray you are able to do the same!! God Bless you in 2013!!!

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LE7_1234 1/1/2013 1:46AM

    What a lovely goal!



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REDQT2 12/31/2012 11:09PM

    Excellent!

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CC3833 12/31/2012 11:41AM

    I think that is great! Mindset is everything! If you think you are worth it then you will do it, if you don't think you are you won't. I think writing some actionable goals down is a great start. Pick 1-2 things a month and work from there. I truely think blogging and reading other's blogs will really help. Good luck in 2013!

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KABMPH 12/31/2012 10:51AM

    How inspiring! I too have been thinking lately how I used to be fearless, but now that I'm (almost) 36, my fearlessness got lost somewhere. I think I will have some big life changes in 2013, and your post has helped me to get in the right frame of mind. Thanks!

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