Good morning lovely wives, future wives, and those hoping to one day be wives!
How many of you made a new years resolution this year??? That’s probably most of us, and if you didn’t you might have made a resolution to “not have a resolution this year”… What about the ladies who made a resolution, got really excited about it, and then realized it wasn’t much fun doing this whole “life changing, and bettering one’s self” thing alone??? Girl, I have so been there!
Here’s to my first wifey confessional… I call it:
The Resolution that was too helpful
Fresh starts and new beginnings are my jam. I love the 1st day of every month. Mondays feel great for 1 reason only, it’s the START of a new week! Don’t even get me started on the 1st day of a new year! Every year, I’m the first one to the gym, I’m meal prepping like a champ. My devotions are on point, and I’m trying real hard to be nice to everyone.
I had a grand idea for 2017. I decided that in 2017, I was going to be better than ever, and so the resolution planing began! Along the way, I even started making a few resolutions for my husband. (This was my grand idea… I would plan out both of our goals for the new year…) Well, I thought I had presented this idea beautifully, but my husband… not so much. I was all “Babe… New year, New you! What are your resolutions for 2017??? Here’s a few options!” and then I proceeded to offer said options… Honestly, in my mind, I thought was being proactive and helpful. However, upon further reflection, I realize that I was being a little too helpful. I didn’t know that he had already been planning out his own stuff. He didn’t need me to plan out his year or his resolutions. That’s when I realized, that’s not my job as his wife. My job is to support him in his resolutions, not to make them for him.
- Worry about yourself and your own resolution.
- Don’t make plans for others. Even your spouse.
- Change you, not them.
Enjoy your new year and these fresh starts! I encourage you to step back and let others do their own thing. Don’t meddle, and try to only involve yourself in matters that actually concern you.
– the Wife