Try - A New Years Resolution.
As relevant and necessary now, as they were then.
Try – A New Year's Resolution.
December 31, 2012, 2.5 months.
I will try to accept whatever shall breeze into my life. Come What May
I will try to engage in new activities, to awaken and inspire my creative nature.
I will try to explore new places, near and far, and capture those memories for the future.
I will try to learn something new often, if not every day.
I will try to embrace the changes that are happening right now, even though it is
Still too difficult to comprehend.
I will try to meet new people and widen my horizons. It’s time.
I will try to make my own health a bigger priority.
I will try to resurrect and rediscover the person within, before she
Dimmed the lights to ward off visitors.
I will try to rediscover nature, my passion for photography, writing and art.
Just like you told me to.
I will try to follow my heart and trust that it always has the best of intentions.
I will try to be a better version of myself.
I will try to DO something that I've always wanted, instead of just thinking or talking about it.
I know, I know: I've said this before. And yes, procrastination really IS a bitch.
I will try to reduce and remove the true clutter in my life, in every sense of the word.
I can still hear you tell me just how this impacts my life.
I will try to remember the preciousness of time.
To make the most of the days by giving back to the community.
To be kind, and spread happiness, in it’s blissful contagiousness, by helping others.
To not take for granted the days I have: none of us really know how long we have here.
I will try to be the daughter you always envisioned me to be.
I will try to remove the words TRY TO from every one of these statements.
But I won't promise not to breakdown and cry from time to time.
Especially when reality reappears to remind me I won't get to share any of this with you.
Not my future joys and triumphs.
Nor the happiness and sense of accomplishment discovered along the way,
In all that I set my mind and my heart to.
And I can't promise not to miss, even the idea of, turning to you in times of need.
When only being held in my mother’s arms will ease the pain and sorrow.
But I will love you forever and all tomorrows.
And I will embrace this precious life.
Because of you.
By Amy Sedgemore ©