It’s time for another Wednesday Word link up, hosted by DebRuns. Each week Debbie provides us with a word prompt to write about. Be sure to click on the image below to see who else is linking up and to join in, too!

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Today’s word is renewal, which definitely fits in with the beginning of a new year. The start of a new year can definitely feel like a fresh start. It makes me feel like I can put the previous year behind me, and begin again with a clean slate. However, I do not think that flipping the calendar suddenly makes me a new person. Just because it’s January 1 doesn’t mean everything in your past that made you you suddenly goes away.

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But if you embrace that fact, that’s when you truly can become successful with your resolutions. Instead of simply making a resolution and willing it to happen, you have to make goals and have a plan for how change will happen. There’s no magic in flipping the calendar, but it can certainly give you the feeling of a fresh start, a renewed chance to accomplish big things. Why not use that to fuel the fire for your goals and ambitions?

How do you feel about the beginning of a new year?

16 thoughts on “Renewal”

  1. It’s funny, renewal. I just had to renew my license, thankfully I could do it online. It means I’ve been in Dallas almost 7 years, which is crazy.

  2. I’ve never liked making resolutions. You are right — just because you flip a page doesn’t change you. I do like a clean calendar though. My 2016 will not officially start until after this marathon. I can’t make plans or set any goals until I see how all of this craziness plays out.

  3. I definitely agree that turning the calendar doesn’t mean we should be able to make our lives suddenly so much better, but based on how crowded gyms get in January, a lot of people do.

    Thanks for linking up!

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