Makes sense. I've never been one to make resolutions because I know I'll never keep them. The quickest way to get me to not do something is to tell me I have to and that's what a list of resolutions feels like to me.
So I decided to jump on the theme bandwagon and what I hope 2012 is filled with for me.
So 'discovery' is my theme for 2012.
I want to take the time to discover who I really am instead of just chugging along being dis-satisfied with life in general yet not doing anything about it and changing what I do have control over.
I want to take more chances, particularly with things that scare the living crap out of me. I'm not talking about skydiving or facing my fear of snakes or anything like that, but smaller things that, to everyone else, may be just par for the course, yet to me, are terrifying.
See, big changes, the ones that can't happen unless I make them happen, scare me to death. Going after what I really want scares me to death. Stepping out into the unknown with nothing but faith, courage and a whole lot of hard work - you guessed it, scare me to death. I've began to realize, maybe a little belatedly, that if something scares me, instead of facing it & pressing on, I'll ignore it. By ignoring it, however, I deny myself the opportunity to grow & to learn.
I don't like things that are hard. I don't like things that force me to find out who I really am. Not because I love who I currently am, quite the opposite, but because I'm scared.
Fear keeps me (and thousands of other people) from growing & being the person I'm meant to be. The person that God created me to be. It's time to let go of that fear and discover who I really am.
I'm talking about those seemingly small, insignificant changes that, at the time, don't really seem all that important, but when viewed in the grand scheme of things can be pretty big.
I haven't quite figured out 100% yet how I plan to go about beginning the process of discovering who I really am, but I have a few things in mind.
Oddly enough, most of the things that are in the "potential to-do" list aren't focused on me. They're geared more towards outward sources.
So there ya have it, my "theme" for 2012.
I hope your 2012 is everything you hope for and more. I'm going to work on making mine exactly what I need it to be.