Thursday, December 30, 2010

Resolve to Not Change

I've been feeling a little quiet in my Trimommylife world lately.  It's not that my life is particularly quiet, it's just that I haven't had a huge desire to write about it. And it's certainly not that I haven't been thinking a lot about what to write.

This time of year, of course, there is a huge emphasis on reflection of the past year and resolutions/goals for the new year.  I've been thinking a lot about what my focus is going to be in the coming year, both personally and in terms of sport.  I feel like everything is very hazy in my mind right now, so I'm not feeling ready just yet to put anything down in writing.

I didn't write a Wonderful You Wednesday post this week, but one of the things that came to mind in thinking about it was that I might resolve this year to not change something.  I mean, we always tend to focus on the things that need improving or the things that need to be different.  For a moment today, I tried to focus on the things that I do really well.  I tried to think something that I would resolve to not change.

This was hard for me because I think it is in my nature to always push to perfection...and, clearly, I am not perfect.  Quite frankly, my imperfections exhaust me.  This time of year I get really caught up in the reflection, and always feel like there are so many things I can do better...I can be a better mother, a better friend, a better wife, a better daughter, a better coach, a get the picture.

One of the things that jumps out at me though, is that I want to continue to be the person who is encouraging and smiling and cheering at every race that I am in.   I never want that to change no matter how competitive I am.  I love that about me.

Another thing I've been thinking a lot about is something I heard on the radio.  I like to listen to KLove in the car, and they were talking today about choosing a word for 2011 instead of making resolutions.  I really like this idea, and I'm pretty sure I know what my word is going to be.  I'm still thinking and praying about it though, because I want to be sure it's the right one.

So, in thinking about your year that has past and the one that is coming, what is the one thing you resolve to not change?


  1. I resolve to NOT change my love for life :) Happy New Year Kelly!

  2. I resolve to not change my commitment to making my boys my number one priority.

  3. god I don't know. I do know that I'm feeling the exact same way you are feeling as the new year comes sliding in much too quickly!!!

  4. I resolve not to change putting my kids first!

  5. You sound so down! Just think of all the things you DID do this year...not just what you don't think you can't do!

    I commend you for pushing yourself and not trying to be perfect. It's exhausting to achieve something that is completing unattainable. Instead focus on all your strengths and build on those! You're inspiring to so many of us!


  6. this is an interesting way to look at things! I'm not going to change the way I feel about food. I'll let myself have it all, just not all at once. : )

  7. Who needs stupid resolutions anyways right? I resolve to not have a new years resolution!

  8. I resolve to not always be looking for the week-ends. I'm going to enjoy each and every day as if it were Saturday and Sunday my favorite days of the week.


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