I’m not entirely sure what this new year holds for me, but I’m certainly seeking new beginnings. I’ve always wanted to make a blog, so I could have a way of sharing my thoughts with others. Not only just that, but maybe if I continue on with it, I can look back and see the incredible things I’ve done or, the things I have yet to work on. Even for the time being, I sure do have a lot to work on. I know we all do, but if I’m self-reflecting for the moment, I think it’s important to address the things that need a little maintenance on my part.
Just keep going.
I know the feeling of the walls caving in. When you set a goal in mind but it comes crashing down on you. There’s always that little voice in your head that is wanting to tear you down in any way it can. I have to find my own voice and know I can do anything I set my mind to. This is one of the things I’ve struggled with because it’s easier said than done. Sometimes it can be scary leaping for something all on your own. It’s quite the learning experience, and I have to remind myself the end goal may not be in sight just yet, but it could be just around the corner. I won’t know unless I keep going to find out.
You’re not always right.
Okay, McKenzie, this is going to be a hard one for you to admit to yourself. I’m not always right… that was hard. I’m honestly not someone you’ll find in a conflict and I absolutely will avoid any confrontation (if I can help it). But can I just ask, has anyone been in an argument with someone even if you knew you weren’t right? After the argument, I would feel so bad about my intentions and why it was so important to me to get the very last word. I know I don’t get a medal or trophy at the end of the argument. I need to admit to my faults when I’m wrong because it’s really not worth any hurt feelings.
It’s okay to say, “No”.
Another hard one for me. Some say I’m too nice, I’m easily manipulated, and not very intimidating. I see all of these things, but in my heart, I just care too much. I’d rather say, “Yes”, than disappoint anyone in the end. But this year, I need to learn when it’s okay to say, “No”. I’ve always been told, ‘You can’t please everyone.’, but I’ve always tried to. I also need to learn when to put my feelings first. It may sound a bit selfish, but there are times in life when it’s important to put yourself first. I’m learning that now. I have such a beautiful life but I want it to be the most fulfilling it can be, as well.
All in all, this year is full of possibilities. Although the world has a lot going on, so does each and every person. It’s always a good thing to self-reflect and set goals to be better in any way we can. I hope this inspires someone and if someone is struggling with self-grow, to know they are not alone. It’s definitely going to be a long road ahead, each day is going to be a journey in itself. But the hardest part is simply starting. So if you can do just that, you’re well on your way.