So 2016 is behind us (thank God). Not only did I lose four family members this past year, but we lost way too many beloved celebrities from my childhood as well, hence the Carrie Fisher quote (and omggg, what great words to live by in 2017!). One of my earliest memories is Jabba putting Leia on a chain and then she strangles him to death while the boys go off to talk. LOVE LOVE LOVE!! I hope she’s finally resting in peace.
I don’t know where you are in this journey called life, but if you’re like me, you’re probably not resting much, and are actually quite busy. As in, you’ve already lost track of days in the new year and what you’ve done with them. You have a list of a million things to do each day and are lucky if you get through five of ’em! So nope, I haven’t started the fourth book in my 18 Things series yet like I planned to over winter break, but that’s okay.
I spent a lot of time yesterday trying to figure out the person I want to be in 2017, and I think that’s my New Year’s Resolution. Just discover who I truly am and be that person instead of trying to impress everyone else. Today I came across this blog post,
Tell Me What You Did Today, And I’ll Tell You Who You Are,
and found it quite helpful, so I linked it above in case you’re interested. May you find peace, love, joy, and health in 2017!~CHEERS!
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I’m sorry for those losses, Jamie.
Hope you discover who God meant for you to be this year.
Yes, loss of loved ones definitely makes us question life and who we are as a person. Like you, I’m trying to figure that out for myself after so many life changes. Hoping we both have a good 2017.
Sorry to hear of all your losses. That’s not something we ever really “get over,” even after we’re no longer thinking and mourning about it as often as before.
Being ourselves is so important. We all have to live our own truth on our journey through life, and not worry about what anyone else might think. So many people are held back by fears of what someone else might think or say.
So many losses, Jamie! I’m so sorry.
“Who are you?” is a good question for all of us to ponder this year. This turbulent world has revealed what people are and what they can become. Both good and bad. For me, I step back and ignore the arguments and debates that nobody is going to win. Above all, I always want to be kind. Not always easy in the face of such turbulence.
The 90s was like that for me. Today most of that decade is a blur. But I know one good thing, each of them taught me something valuable. They enriched my life. As did Carrie Fisher. Happy New Year, Jamie.
I loved the original Star Wars movies as a kid too. I saw the first when I was seven and, of course, Princess Lea was my favorite.
I watched the special with her and her mom on HBO. Such a lovely lady.