2 1/2 months in…

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Yes, we’re 2 1/2 months into 2017. Do you even remember your New Year’s resolution? If you’re anything like me, you probably forgot about the new and improved you that you resolved to be about 2 1/2 weeks in. I see you smiling to yourself, ah there’s always next year.

Actually, this year has been very different for me. Not only am I still focused on the goals I set for myself in the new year, but I have grown even stronger and more resolute. How in the world did I do it? Well, this scattered, wide eyed, easily influenced, some have lovingly described me as a beautiful mess, artist type, has made one monumental adjustment in her life. She became accountable.

What does that mean exactly? Not what it used to mean in years past. It does not mean that I worry what other people think, or that I go through life trying to please the masses. What it means, is I became accountable to myself. I am finding my value, and if I see myself as valuable, then making the right next choice actually becomes easy. Easy because if I truly know I’m worth it, I’ll make decisions that are physically, spiritually and mentally healthy for myself.

Now what isn’t easy is keeping it up, 2 1/2 months, 6 months, 1 year, 10 years down the road. But I’m not in those future moments till I actually get there, that’s why I only need to be concerned with “the next right choice”. Because that is the choice that defines my moment, and this very moment is the only one I’ve got.

This new found accountable me, has already seen the rewards, making me think, geez, did it need to take me this long to figure it out? But I won’t reflect too much on the people who tried to grab and shake me along the way and say “don’t you see, you’re worth it!” I do remember and appreciate each one of you.

Consider this me grabbing and shaking you. What’s your next choice? Whatever it is, I’m routing for you. You’re noticed.

Lori, Girl Noticed

 

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Girl Noticed

A series of detailed photorealistic charcoal portraits created as large exterior murals by artist Lori Pratico depicting a diverse group of girls and women of all ages. Each mural will depict one individual in charcoal which will fade away over time. Depending on weather conditions, murals can last days, weeks or months. This representing the intention of the project, which is: “If gone unnoticed, all what was there may fade away, disappear, and never be seen.”

3 thoughts on “2 1/2 months in…

  1. Thanks Lori for the reminder. If we can’t be accountable to ourselves, I questions if we are truly accountable to the rest of the world.

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