I don’t really make resolutions because I am old enough to realize that I don’t really keep them. So, I have come up with a small compromise with myself. This year, 2024, instead of resolving to do stuff and making grand announcements, I am just going to go at my own pace and get things done. Instead of pressuring myself to do something and then not following up, which inevitably leads to me beating myself up about it, I am going to give myself some grace and write down three achievable things that I can get done for this week. I will then do another list for next week and move along like this for the rest of the time.

 In other words, I am taking it one week at a time in bite-sized chunks. I did accomplish something for 2023; I finally started this site. I have been wanting to do this for so long. I want to return to blogging; sometimes, I have so much going on that I need to write it down. Somebody asked, why don’t I vlog instead.

 While I won’t rule it out, I am just not comfortable with that particular way of expressing myself. I have the utmost respect for those people who are comfortable with sharing their lives with the world like that. I really don’t like people’s opinions on my life; I prefer to keep certain aspects private. Writing allows me to filter and articulate my thoughts more carefully, providing a sense of control over what I share.

 This year, as I navigate through the weeks, I'm not just focusing on tasks; I'm also prioritizing self-care. It's about finding that balance between productivity and personal well-being. Whether it's completing a work project, spending quality time with loved ones, or simply taking a moment for myself, each week's goals will reflect a blend of both professional and personal aspirations.

 As I embark on this journey of weekly resolutions, I aim to be adaptable. Life is unpredictable, and sometimes unexpected challenges arise. Instead of letting them derail me, I'll learn to adjust and find new ways to stay on track. This approach allows me to be realistic about my limitations and strengths, fostering a healthier mindset.

 And while I may not be making grand announcements or resolutions for the entire year, the cumulative effect of these weekly accomplishments will undoubtedly contribute to my growth. Each small victory will build upon the last, creating a sense of achievement that encourages me to keep going.

 So here's to 2024—a year of gradual progress, self-compassion, and the fulfillment of both short-term and long-term goals. It's about enjoying the journey, one week at a time, embracing the process rather than fixating on the destination.

 Cheers to a year filled with achievable milestones, personal growth, and the satisfaction of knowing that, in my own time, I am making things happen.

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