You know what I love about setting goals instead of setting resolutions? Goals evolve.
Miriam Webster defines a goal as “the end toward which effort is directed.” On the other hand resolve (the verb in resolution) is “to reach a firm decision about.” When you set a goal, you get to work towards it, and that end will evolve as you learn from the effort you are directing it’s way. In contrast, a resolution lives in the moment. “I resolve to do this thing.” It’s static. Life, however, is dynamic. Our circumstances are always changing, and so we need a more dynamic way to set and measure achievement.
This time last year, Ryan’s sister Renee (shoutout to a badass lady!) invited me to join her in a new dance krewe that was just getting started. Now, Renee is an extremely talented, professional, dancer, so I was both flattered and slightly concerned that she was extending the invitation to me. I go the occasional […]
We’ve all been there. You’re scrolling through Instagram or Facebook, enjoying pictures of cute pets, friends, family, and beautifully plated meals, when it strikes. You catch a glimpse of someone’s epic globetrotting lifestyle, the obnoxiously happy couple, the parent with flawless style, the boss babe living her professional dreams, and fall deep into the comparison trap. You’ve been paid a visit by everybody’s least favorite green monster, and it feels lousy.
Jealousy is a part of life and social media can be its best conduit, but that doesn’t mean that you have to fall prey to it.