We’ve come upon that time of year.
The first day of a new year.
The year of 2015.
And what is it that most do on the first day of a new year? Make New Year’s resolutions!
The definition of the word, resolution, is:
- the act of resolving or determining upon an action, course of action, method, procedure, etc.
- a resolve; a decision or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
- the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose.
I’ve been pondering what I would like to take as a course of action for this coming year; what exactly my resolve, decision, determination and firmness of purpose will be for 2015.
The most popular New Year’s Resolution according to the USA.gov website is of course to lose weight.
If you’ve been following me this past year, you know that is something that both my husband and I accomplished in 2014, so that is not on the top of my list.
Speaking of that fact, here is where the revelation comes in.
After having reached my weight-loss goal of losing 80 pounds since March 7th, 2014, I’ve been working to perfect my new lifestyle of maintaining for two and a half months now. It was about two weeks ago when I realized: I was at my absolute heaviest back in 2003/2004. With what I currently weigh, I have lost exactly ½ of what I weighed then. I am really and truly half the person I was! Wow!
Now, back to the resolutions…
First, I am determined to continue with my course of action, method and procedure to maintain my current weight. I have made a decision, am determined, have made a firm resolution with the mental state of being resolute and a firmness of purpose to NEVER gain back any of what I have lost. Period!
Next, I resolve to spend more quality time with the people I love, both family and friends. And with those who love me for who I am and who do not place judgement on me.
I am determined to have a firmness of purpose in my craft of photography. I will develop a method and procedure for furthering my education and putting action to that education to become better at what I enjoy – Shining my Light in the Darkroom of Life – Creating Art Through Photography.
I will continue in the action of helping others to have happier, healthier and more fulfilled lives. Whatever I learn, discover or develop in – whether in the realm of a healthy lifestyle or in the area of photography, I am committed to sharing with others to assist them as they desire and have interest.
Most importantly, I make the decision to better myself for God’s kingdom. To have a firmness of purpose, His purpose for my life and to spend more time with Him so that I can without any doubt…
“Let my light so shine before men in such a way that they may see my good works, and glorify my Father who is in Heaven!” (Matthew 5:16)