My 2016 Wish

“My wish in 2016 is for you to finally accept and fully love you, let me love you completely and love me in return, and let life take us where we will be…”

How can I not love this man even more?

How can I not be so grateful to have someone who loves me unconditionally and deeply?

My 2016 Wish


I thought I have come a long way to love myself. It became my goals back in 2012. Radical goal to fall in love with me…Maureen. I worked my ass off – literally – and I got to be in what still is the fittest I’ve ever been in my whole life. After my diagnosis of herniated discs tho’, things changed.

Add my internal struggle of dealing with the ghost from my past.

Things went downhill from then on and I put on all those weights I had worked so hard to get rid off and here I am back to square one, literally. I am not happy with how I look now. I feel unfit and unhealthy.

But why? Why did I let myself go again when I suppose to be really happy with a great loving supportive partner? Why did I fail to get back to my regime?

My brain struggled so hard over the weekend so solve the mystery…to find answers. Causes…legitimate causes as to why. Yet, I failed. I couldn’t put my fingers on it and said, “Here’re the reasons why I packed on the weights…

The maybes are plenty…highly stressful job, stressful commute…yadda yadda yadda…

Yet maybe the reasons are not that important as the solutions. Maybe what truly matters is the commitment I can make to get back to the saddle again and ride my way to being healthy and fit again. And that’s what I did this morning. I dust off my old DVD and hit play at 3:30 AM, before the crack of dawn.

I have decided to love myself harder and deeper this year. To put me first and to do what it takes to take better care of me. Creating new habits and making more time to write as writing is my therapy.

So there you go…no resolutions just a commitment to love me harder, better and wholly.

What about you? Do you have a word that you are focusing on this year or you have some resolutions? Do share in the comment box below, I’d love to hear from you.




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  1. Robin Rue (@massholemommy)
    January 4, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Best of luck! You seem lovely, so I am sure you will have no trouble at all reaching your goal.

  2. Rebecca Swenor
    January 4, 2016 / 11:08 pm

    My main goal this year is to have more faith in myself. Faith is my word this year. Your commitment to yourself sounds a lot like my goal for the year in a way I guess. Thanks for sharing and Happy New Year.

  3. January 5, 2016 / 12:43 am

    My word for 2016 is ACTION! I need to take control. I need to reach for my dreams, I need to be captain of my ship. I will no longer sit around and wait on others, I will make things happen for myself.

  4. January 5, 2016 / 3:36 am

    I think for me it’s positivity and travel, I am positive person but sometimes I do let fear and doubt overrule me.
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  5. January 5, 2016 / 7:02 am

    This was such an honest, inspiring post. We all struggle with so many problems but I agree that loving yourself is the first step. Good luck!

  6. Elizabeth O.
    January 5, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Self-love is the source of all love that you can give to others. If you don’t love yourself you’ll find it hard to love the people around you. I think this is an incredible and fulfilling journey, the one that you are in right now, and I hope nothing but the best for you this year!

  7. January 5, 2016 / 10:53 am

    I’m in a similar boat. I loved your post though. Very motivating for me too!

  8. victoria
    January 5, 2016 / 11:46 am

    What a lovely post you make me inspired. I didn’t yet done for my 2016 goal

  9. January 5, 2016 / 5:46 pm

    I like the part that there are no resolutions but just a commitment to be better. I guess, things won’t always happen as we plan it so its just better to have a good direction than a set of resolutions.
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  10. January 5, 2016 / 9:03 pm

    I am focusing on the word adventure. I want more in my life, and I want to stop being held back by fear. Wonderful post! Very inspiring!

  11. January 5, 2016 / 9:54 pm

    I love the commitment instead of making resolutions. Good luck on your journey.

  12. CourtneyLynne
    January 6, 2016 / 7:47 am

    Happy 2016!!!! Good luck on reaching your goal! I’m sure you will do it 😉

  13. January 7, 2016 / 11:39 am

    The Beau Taplin post was spot on! I love the quote and it is ringing true for me this year already to put myself first!

  14. January 8, 2016 / 6:25 am

    This is a great post! My wish for 2016 is to be happy and have a year of positive change. Love it! Happy New Year!
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  15. tauyanm
    January 8, 2016 / 12:19 pm

    very refreshing to read but indeed love yourself, last year i finally learned how to say no when it need to for the sake of me not being in the middle something thats not nice or not doing something that i dont like. happy 2016

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