Renewal

It’s time for another Wednesday Word link up, hosted by DebRuns. Each week Debbie provides us with a word prompt to write about. Be sure to click on the image below to see who else is linking up and to join in, too!

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Today’s word is renewal, which definitely fits in with the beginning of a new year. The start of a new year can definitely feel like a fresh start. It makes me feel like I can put the previous year behind me, and begin again with a clean slate. However, I do not think that flipping the calendar suddenly makes me a new person. Just because it’s January 1 doesn’t mean everything in your past that made you you suddenly goes away.

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But if you embrace that fact, that’s when you truly can become successful with your resolutions. Instead of simply making a resolution and willing it to happen, you have to make goals and have a plan for how change will happen. There’s no magic in flipping the calendar, but it can certainly give you the feeling of a fresh start, a renewed chance to accomplish big things. Why not use that to fuel the fire for your goals and ambitions?

How do you feel about the beginning of a new year?

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  1. I do like the promise of a new year, a clean slate, a fresh calendar to fill!
    Coco recently posted…Renew Your Vows In The New YearMy Profile

    1. New year doesn’t mean new you, but it can certainly be a great motivator to start making some changes to a new you, right?

  2. Just another tax year.

    LUD.

    1. Yea, yea. Bah humbug Mr. New Year.

  3. I think my expectations for 2016 were set too high. Time to reset the expectations. It’s been a bumpy start.
    Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home recently posted…Rewind, reset, renewMy Profile

    1. I hope things are improving now! I don’t think the first week really counts, anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I love the idea of having a goal with a plan. It gives you permission to start with baby steps. All good advice!

    1. Baby steps are easiest when the goal is almost too daunting to think about ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. I agree! I think it’s a perfect time to start making a “better” me though, not necessarily a “new” me.

  6. It’s funny, renewal. I just had to renew my license, thankfully I could do it online. It means I’ve been in Dallas almost 7 years, which is crazy.

    1. Time certainly flies, doesn’t it?

  7. I’ve never liked making resolutions. You are right — just because you flip a page doesn’t change you. I do like a clean calendar though. My 2016 will not officially start until after this marathon. I can’t make plans or set any goals until I see how all of this craziness plays out.
    HoHo Runs recently posted…I am Renewed!My Profile

    1. I hope it was all the craziness and fun and magic (Disney, after all, amiright?) you could have hoped for!

  8. I definitely agree that turning the calendar doesn’t mean we should be able to make our lives suddenly so much better, but based on how crowded gyms get in January, a lot of people do.

    Thanks for linking up!
    Debbie @ Deb Runs recently posted…Never Assume…My Profile

    1. Tourist season! ๐Ÿ™‚

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