Every year I always intend to set and work towards a new years resolution, but like all the stats tell us, I just can't keep them. I try and make the small and measurable. I try and make them meaningful. I also try to make a couple resolutions to cover different areas of my life. Just like the stats read, I don't typically get past day 3-5 and by then we're back to school and well, every "new" routine is thrown out the window.
This happens every year at Lent too. How can I have any self discipline to give up something for 40+ days?! And by this time of the year, I am just hanging on to survive so I can't add taking something away that could very well be helping me to survive.
Until this year. I don't know what I was reading, who said something or why I feel that I need to and will be able to keep a Lenten promise, but I've made one. I have decided that I will give up sweet desserts for the next 40+ days. It's not going to be easy, but the whole premise is not for a Lenten promise to be easy. I have enjoyed indulging after lunch or supper with a little sweet treat for a little too long now, and I am going to pay for it with ill-fitting my summer clothing. So starting today I have given up sweet desserts. I am allowing myself some fresh fruits for desserts, but no cookies, brownies, cupcakes, ice cream etc.
I am going to hold myself accountable. I have written it here for all to see. I am going to stick with it. I am going to see this promise through and in the meantime pardon my sharp grouchiness due to the lack of sweet treats.
A snippet about me...
I'm a grade 2 teacher; wife; mama to #TeamA & #TeamO; runner; chocolate lover and always wanting to learn.