I read this article about setting autumn resolutions on the Atlantic the other day and it was hard to dismiss. I’ve been mulling over it and now took the time to reflect back on my New Years resolutions, and see if they really applied to my life right now and for the rest of 2014. Some did, others did not. The ones that didn’t carry over from earlier this year did seem grand at the time but it was really before I even knew what I was getting into for this year with my mind still in holiday gear. Now that I’m in the thick of the year, I would like to set autumn resolutions. Autumn is the beginning of a new chapter for a lot of people: anyone returning to school, anyone starting their jobs after school, starting a new job after the budget has been made and so on. So why not set resolutions in the fall? They can be completely new ones (in addition to or instead of the goals set in January), edited ones, or the same ones that maybe you need to remind yourself of. I say go for it!
“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
-Henry David Thoreau
Something to consider when deciding how to use your time…
“Faith is the art of holding onto things in spite of your changing mood and circumstances.”
Hang in there.
“The purpose of life is not be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you lived and lived well.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hope this brings inspiration to you during this week as it has me.