New Year, Who Dis?

Thus far, I have thought often about resolutions. It’s January — go figure. Do I want to make one? Do I want to verbalize it or set it in stone? I’ve gone back and forth on my feelings towards the idea. Ultimately, I want to set long term goals. I don’t want these to depend on the new year— I want them always to be in the forefront. I want to strive towards them. I’m happy with who I am. I owe it to me to be the best version.

On top of all disss reflection I was hit with a Jon Weece sermon last Sunday. WOW does this man know how to deliver a message. It was so simple and one I’ve heard before, but for some reason it resonated with me in a much more amplified way as the words flowed out of his mouth…

Leave 2017 better than you found it.
This is something that bears repeating year after year. Whatever you do, wherever you go leave it better than when you found it. 
This is pretty much a blanket statement for all things in your life. Leave relationships better than you found them – friends, family, and significant others. Leave your job better. Even leave your table at a restaurant better. This mindset can only enhance your everyday life. It doesn’t ask for big changes, just small increments of goodness to bring about a positive outcome. 

Treat life like a movie.
Hear me out on this one…

I don’t want to treat life as a movie in the sense of being scripted or filming everything I do. My snapchat may disagree, but I digress. I want to treat life like a movie by being invested, being emotionally connected, and loving it so much I want to watch it over again 1000 times. 

I had this epiphany whilst watching The Notebook for the millionth time. I know the story like the back of my hand. I can quote an embarrassing, or impressive depending on your take, amount of the lines. During my latest viewing I realized I want to look at life the way I look at this film. I want to soak in passion, love, and memorize every bit of joy along the way. 

Photos by the oh so talented Mallory Johnson. 

Make out with a Celeb. 

This is of the utmost importance. A college ruled loose leaf sheet of paper, front and back, would not fit the list of people I consider future hall passes. However, a well known musician will be in Lexington in spring and it is my goal for a super hot MO. Say a prayer for me. 

Why is this a legitimate goal? I feel like it spawns other positive things — like eating better, drinking more water, and working out. I can’t very well attempt a steamy make out sesh with more rolls than your average chain restaurant. 

I would also accept a MO with my hot neighbor. He’s currently wifed up but if that changes — my lips are perched in smooch formation.

Ultimately I just want to always be aware of my actions and the impact they may have on others. I’m not perfect, but If I can make a conscious effort to always be a better me— I’m happy with that. 

To my lovers and my haters:


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