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The Struggle of New Years Resolutions

Written by Lindsay

I typically don’t make New Years resolutions, mainly because I never keep them. I forget about them, put them onto the back burner and then feel highly disappointed in myself for not keeping them. A few years ago I made a New Years Resolution that I actually kept, to read 150 books in one year. One of the hardest things I have ever done, seeing as I had two kids under the ages of 7 to raise, as well as a full time job. But I did it and the sense of accomplishment was unreal. In fact, I still go back to my blog that I kept while doing the challenge and re-read it, hoping to feel inspired.

This year, I am torn about whether or not to make a New Years Resolution. I have a long list of things I want to accomplish this year, yet I feel fearful of admitting them out loud. What if I don’t accomplish them? What if I fail? What if the whole world knows I am a failure? How do I even choose one resolution to make? Do I make multiple resolutions?

As the days quickly tick by and we inch closer and closer to the New Year I feel the pressure to wrap this year up and start off 2017 with a bang. For me, 2016 was full of highs and lows. And the highs were really high, from summiting Mt. Hood to starting a business to finding my person. And the lows were really low, from a devastating knee injury to failed goals.

Anyone else struggling with the decision on making a New Years Resolution? Tell me I am not alone in this.

xoxo Lindsay



About the author


Lindsay is the co-founder of Women Who Explore. When she is not off traveling the world and writing about it, she can be found sipping on a fine glass of red wine and thinking about how she can bring more women together in this amazing community.

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