It’s the start of a new year, when gym shoes are dusted off, resolutions are made, words are chosen, and closets are cleaned out. When we welcome new things into our lives. When we strive to become a better version of ourselves, at least a little better than we were last year. And so often, a few weeks down the road, it all comes unraveled.
Because as we welcome new, positive, life-changing things into our lives, we often welcome some old, not-so-good things to stay.
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Those “you aren’t good enoughs” and the “you’ve messed it up agains”. The insecurities and deep-in-my-heart worries. The negative thoughts and feelings of being inadequate that slowly take over and push all the good stuff out. Some things need to be unwelcome this year.
And away goes the good intentions, joy, and hope.
In comes feelings of letting others (and myself) down. Of being a failure. Of never being able to do what I want to do.
This year, the welcome mat is being hidden for those things. They won’t be allowed to stay. Because when we say “no” to all the negative things, we make room for the positives.
For good friends and evenings of laughter. And memories we would never want to forget.
It’s time for Five Minute Friday, where hundreds of women gather to write together, on a common theme, without editing or backtracking. You can find out all the nitty-gritty-awesome details at Kate’s place, our gracious hostess!