Last year I told ya’ll about how I don’t set new year’s resolutions. Every day can be a new year or a new chance to create a ‘new you.’ April 1st to April 1st, 365v days that makes a year. Why we put so much pressure on ourselves to set resolutions to become healthier, happier, set goals, etc. on January 1st I’ll never understand. You can set those goals/resolutions anytime and start from there. Anyways, so yeah that hasn’t changed. New year, no resolutions, same me, and I don’t care if you like it.
Okay maybe that last part sounds bad, but let me explain. I’m a work in progress. We all are. I’ve been constantly changing, growing, and evolving my whole life, as many of us have, and probably will for the rest of my life. Life experiences have hardened me, softened me, and changed me in ways I can’t explain. I’m better because of the things I’ve been through. A better mother. A better wife. A better friend. A better daughter. A better person. What I’ve learned along the way, the hardest lesson I’ve probably ever learned, is that people don’t always like that you change. They have this image in their mind of who you are. When you change and no longer fit that image…..well it’s a hard thing for some people to accept. You will lose a lot of people along the way, but you will gain some as well.
The last 7-ish months I’ve been MIA (oops!) have been crazy for me and with that I’ve learned a lot about myself. I’ve fallen back into old habits and created new ones. I’ve become stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally. I have been tried and tried again. I have come out on top and I have fallen short. Through it all I have grown. I have taken the time to reflect on the things within myself and about myself that I don’t like so much and also the things I love about myself. I have focused on me and getting myself to a place where I feel content and happy with myself. I didn’t need a new year to see the things I didn’t like so much and take the necessary steps to change them. I made a conscious effort day in and day out to work on those things and change them.
So no, it won’t be a new year new me. I will be doing what I always do, changing what and when I see things about or within myself that need to be changed. I swear my 30s have been the best thing for my own self awareness. I have become so aware of what I like and don’t like about myself. What my toxic traits are, let’s be honest we all have at least one. What areas of my life I can be better at. It’s been incredible refreshing and I can’t wait to see who I become. As always, setting new year’s resolutions isn’t a bad thing. Do you boo and make yourself happy. They just aren’t for me. I hope this year brings you everything your heart desires and everything you deserve. Much love, happiness, health, and everything in between from my family to yours.