I remember being a kid and so excited to make my New Year's Resolution. There is so much excitement and anticipation in what the new year will bring and how you can change so much just by willing it. As a kid, it was easy to get caught up in all the excitement, but as an adult it seems easier to be jaded. To say, who cares, no one will really change, resolutions aren't real, blah blah blah. 

To be honest I have fall into that this year. 2018 is not starting off on a good foot, and I feel like I have more hurdles now than I did the beginning of December. So it seems easy to say, "I want a redo!" or "this isn't fair!" I want to throw a tantrum, to shake my fists at someone and expect that to change things.  But it wont, and when I take time to really think about it all, that's OK. 

I don't do resolutions anymore, instead I pick one word that I want to carry through the year. A word to live by, to aspire to. For 2018 that word is perseverance, because there will always be excuses, road blocks, set backs, and difficult times. The bad moments are a part of life, an important part of our lives. They teach us how strong we are, what we are capable of achieving. Through perseverance, we are able to overcome all of those moments, and become a stronger person. 
So, 2018 has not started how I hoped. In fact, there is a lot of overwhelming things happening. But its ok, because I am stubborn. I will get through this, and I will persevere! 


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