Well, guess what? It’s 2023. Now what? I suppose it’s time to make a new year’s resolution (but did we do justice to the ones for 2022?) Oh well, let us see what this new year will bring. Would it be a crime to say I have no specific plan, or idea of what I want to do for 2023? There are some vague butterflies called ideas floating around in my head, but I have no clue.
LET’S DO LESSONS LEARNED INSTEAD
Maybe there are lessons from 2022 that we can work on in 2023
But I have learned from 2022 the importance of really taking care of myself, better yet always showing up for myself. I have learned that no matter how much support you have from the people around you, at the end of the day, if you don’t show up for yourself no one else will. No doctor, no friend, parent, no one – except God of course – can show up for you like you can show up for yourself. So I will work harder at showing up more for myself, my dreams and the purpose God has for me.
I have also learned the importance of being intentional, unwavering and willing to face rejection because you no longer want to please. It is a lesson I am still in the process of coming to terms with, it is a hard lesson to learn it seems. However, trying to please means there won’t be anything of you left to please with anyway.
Also, 2022 has taught me that in vital areas of health and well-being I lack discipline and I pray God gives me the chance to learn the lesson so well that I become a model student. So, I will become a disciplined student in the art of being disciplined.
Finally, I have learned that sometimes – maybe most times – I need to be still. I need to stop trying so hard, being so on edge about everything, and trying to control the outcome of everything. I realised, that I oftentimes have zero control over most things and must wait upon the Lord, be patient and allow things to run their natural course. This is hard, but to succeed in these uncertain times faith is so necessary. So, for 2023 I will be working on being still more often in order to get the best results from all my endeavours.
Though I said finally, this is last but not least. Never regret, never be stopped by fear, never give up, love and never hate, laugh off your anger, annoyance and displeasure and live. Live and be thankful to God for each day you can live. Let’s work on these in 2023 and see what happens. All the best my friends, we can do it!