A Mid-Year-New-Year Resolution


When my little ones were young, each week and month was a milestone worthy of pictures and celebration.  Some folks celebrate their half-birthdays. This year, I’ll be celebrating a half-life. Not the kind of half-life Voldemort earned for himself by stealing from a unicorn, but the kind where I can say, “Wow! Look at what we’ve done!” Perhaps I’ll call it a Mid-Year-New-Year. Bright Day Sparkler

In January, with high hopes and bright eyes, we thoughtfully made plans and set goals for the new year. It’s time to revisit those resolutions.

Perhaps you expected too little of yourself, and it’s already time to reach higher.

Perhaps life took a few unexpected turns, and something else became more important along the way. 

Or perhaps you don’t believe in setting goals or writing out resolutions and prefer to let life lead you as it will.

Whatever the case, on this Mid-Year-New-Year, take a minute to look back and see how far you’ve come. Like a hiker who has climbed to Sandia Crest, pause and enjoy the view before you begin your descent.

Or, if you’re like me, you’ll realize that you meant to reach the Crest by now, but at this point you’re going to need a helicopter ride to get you there. Instead of the glorious hike you planned, your kids got sick, your boss got fired, your dishwasher broke, and your cat ran away with your favorite bra . . . or something along those lines. 

The point is, maybe you thought you were going to do ALL THE THINGS, but instead you did a billion other things that were also important. Take time to acknowledge that your resolutions may have shifted. Then decide if they are worth putting back on the table. If not, go ahead and rewrite those resolutions, and be sure to include some goals for YOU. After all, it’s a mid-year-new-year!Mid-Year-New-YearHappy New (half) Year!