Right now, a lot of people are blogging about their resolutions or goals for 2014, or recapping 2013 highlights and lessons learned. I feel like I’ve already covered a lot of lessons learned in in the last several months on this blog, since I prepared to leave DC and move to California. (If you’re new to this blog, start here to get caught up on that story). I think most of the highlights have been covered as well. So I thought I would take a little bit of a different route this time and write about things that I won’t be doing in 2014. I wouldn’t say I am “resolving” not to do them, but I’ll at least be more mindful about these things and give it my best. After all, that’s all we can ask of ourselves, right?
In 2014, I won’t…
…limit myself to the things that I did before, because “that’s the way it was.” I won’t stay on the same path just because that’s where I started.
…put off something because it’s hard or because I’m not familiar with it. I won’t say “I don’t know how.”
…forget that going with my gut is often the right answer. I won’t ignore the things that continue to resonate with me in spite of everything else.
…let other people’s behaviors and choices stop me from being the best person I can be. I won’t change my standards or principles to win over others.
…let my past get in the way of my future, or my future get in the way of my present. I won’t let the bad “what ifs” ruin the good ones.
…stop trying to get to what I want, need, and deserve. I won’t let perceived deadlines, expectations, and pressures distort reality, or my dreams.
What won’t you do in 2014?
9 thoughts on “In 2014, I won’t…”
What a great idea – a list of will nots. And a good list too! Best of luck to you in this new year, Jenna!
that’s a great list! hope you can stick to it! good luck 🙂
Thank you! Hope you have a great 2014.
Great post, Jenna. I can agree with everything you’ve said here. I am committing to not doing things just because others are doing them. I won’t follow the crowd. I will pave my own way. 🙂
Thanks, Addie! Good luck on your own goals and resolutions for 2014. I look forward to reading about them on your blog!
Love your list! This is a great way to look into the new year! 🙂 Great perspective
Thank you! Good luck to you in 2014!
Happy, happy new year’s!!! 😀
Have an beautiful day and new year. 🙂 🙂 🙂