Often, a new year brings resolutions. Yet meaningful change rarely comes from rigid rules. There’s no requirement to enter 2019 with a self-improvement list. Interestingly, when we accept ourselves just as we are, we’re able to make important changes. And these changes must come from within.
It’s been a gray, rainy, dark autumn in Appleton. The past few weeks, I allowed external weather to overly impact my internal weather. I’ve felt crabby and frustrated, even angry. I’ve felt constricted inside: my throat tight from wanting to control the uncontrollable, my heart closed to joy and wonder. I saw clearly how this doesn’t feel good.