Every year I see so many people posting “New Year, New Me” graphics and I’ll admit I used to be of those people for a while. But for some reason it just doesn’t feel right anymore. Maybe it’s because I’m getting old?
My mom laughs when I say I’m getting old as I’m “only 30” in April, but I feel like this is one of those milestones of adulthood, you know? They call you an adult at 21 though I’ve honestly just been winging it until now.
This year I have decided that I will go with “New Year, Same Me. But better”.
Because the thing is, I’ve realized I don’t want to be a new me. It took me 30 years to accept just normal me and now I must start from scratch? I’ll give that a skip thanks ;)
So, instead of trying to re-invent myself, I’m taking on 2018 with the goal of simply bettering who I already am as a person. I think a lot of people forget just how great we already are, we don’t need to be new people.
And while I have not set any goals or resolutions I have at least picked a direction that I’m heading in, that way I keep moving on with a destination in mind but if I have to make some pit-stops along the way, I won’t beat myself up and think I’ve failed, because life is an adventure!
That is such an overused cliche, I know, but I’m slowly learning that it is true. Being hard on yourself gets you nowhere—it really doesn’t. And while I personally know how anxiety and other things can hinder this feeling, it’s something we all need to remember.
So please grab the graphic below (here), print it and stick it somewhere you’ll see it daily because now is the time. Time to do that thing you’ve always said you want to. Make it happen, no more excuses.
Your time here isn’t eternal, what are you going to do with it?