More than mere resolutions

Well my friends, we've made it through another year. I don't know about y'all, but 2018 was a mix of happiness, sadness, chaos, big decisions, and saying goodbye to old friendships and hello to the new ones for me. 
Finding time to create another post has been difficult due to the frustrating obstacles thrown our way these past few weeks-- that involve me getting a bad sinus infection, and our truck breaking down. Side story on that real quick: we were on our way home from Charleston on Christmas Eve, and the truck decided to break down at an intersection only 10 minutes out from home. Brad immediately called 911 informing them of our somewhat dangerous situation. We sat at the intersection for roughly 45 minutes, and the police never showed so I found myself directing traffic around us. Some people can be so rude and impatient. Anyways, we made it back home at exactly 11:45pm on Christmas Eve, and I was extremely grateful that we actually woke up on Christmas morning in our home instead of the truck. 
With all the traveling Brad, SnowBelle, and I were doing over the Holidays, I was frantically trying to find time before New Year's Eve to list out my resolutions for 2019. And then I got to thinking, why is it every year I create a list of things I want to work on for the next year, and I never really follow through? What even is the point of resolutions? Seriously though, ask yourself that same question. Why do you create resolutions for yourself? Here is my answer, and maybe you will agree with me and take what I have to say into this New Year with you as more than just mere resolutions to yourself. 
I create resolutions simply because I want myself and my life to become better than the previous year. In the past it has always been very difficult for me to follow through with my resolutions, and I would blame it on the fact that I just may be too lazy of a person for commitment to myself in those ways. But I've realized I'm missing something entirely-- A vision. A vision of where I see myself at the end of 2019. Where I see myself financially, in my marriage, in my career, in my personal health and physical state, in my spiritual walk... and the list goes on. The resolutions I have made to myself this year are created with the purpose of obtaining my vision. Am I going to mess up my resolutions every now and then? Of course! My vision is not to become a perfect person and maintain perfectly accomplished resolutions, but to accept who I am and to love who I am, faults and all. And then to take that love and recognition of self, and become better. Better for myself, my husband, my family, my coworkers, and my God.  
I hope those of you who enjoy my posts will walk with me in my own journey of becoming better than the person I was last year, and create your own vision and share your own experiences so that I may walk with you. Like I said, it won't be easy, but sometimes just knowing that someone else is pushing through it as well is the kind of motivation you need.
As I end this post and force myself off of my comfortable couch and head towards the gym tonight, I will say this--
The first simple rule in life: 
If you don't go after what you want,
You'll never have it.