The start of a new year makes me extra contemplative. There’s something about turning to a fresh new page in a brand new calendar that makes you feel like anything is possible. It always transports me into a more hopeful and positive mindset. It can’t be just me, right?
With this new outlook and the resolutions that go along with it, I always find it helpful to cling to a word or mantra that resonates with the direction I’m hoping to move in. Repeating it to myself when things get murky helps to make my intentions clearer. It’s like a security blanket for grownups.
I collected a few of my favorite inspirational quotes and made them into pretty little graphics. Print out the one that speaks to you the most and hang it somewhere where you’ll see it often as a little reminder.
7 inspirational quotes for the new year
JENNIFER GARRY is a writer and the mom of two girls who talk as much and laugh as loud as she does (just ask her husband). She writes about motherhood with humor and brutal honesty on her personal blog, Cuddles and Chaos. Read all of Jennifer's posts.