I’ve been thinking a lot about this year. My goals, my dreams, what I really want to accomplish and what I want my life to look like a year from now. Because if it looks the same as it is now, I think I’m living life wrong.
And right after the first of the year, social media was flooded with resolutions and goals and “new year, new me posts.” Because OF COURSE a new year means a new me. A new me to conquer the epicness that will be 2018.
But can I not? I mean why do we believe that we have to become someone new in the new year? What’s wrong with the person we are deep down…the person that we always have been? Don’t get me wrong…I’ve been on that “new year, new me” bandwagon many, many times. But….it’s not doing anything for me. Every year it’s “new year, new me” and every year, I’m not thrilled with where I’m at in life.
Rewind to the beginning of this post where I tell you I’ve been thinking a lot about this year. How can this year be different? How can this year be better?
And I realized that it was this “new year, new me” thought process that was flawed. There’s nothing wrong with who I am. Nothing wrong with any part of me. So why do I have to change who I am just because it’s a new year? I keep changing myself to become who I think I want to be instead of embracing myself and being the person I actually am.
And I think it’s hard to admit that. We are constantly looking at the highlight reel that is social media, thinking that every one has the good life and has no problems at all. I’m gonna be real honest with ya’ll…The past few years have been tough. Being unhappy was my normal and I blamed everyone and everything except myself for that.
Except it was totally me that was unhappy with me. And that’s how we get to this “new year new me thing.” And I’ve got to say, let’s cut that shit out. Let’s all agree to make 2018 epic…let’s all agree that we don’t need to find a new us, we just need to become us and fall back in love with who we truly are. Don’t find a new you…just BE YOU. Because you are awesome. You are beautiful. And you are loved.
So, I’ve decided to come up with a “New Year, BE YOU” challenge. One of my major goals this year is to remember the things I love. Motherhood, marriage, and life has hidden myself from myself. And I’m on a mission to rediscover the person I truly am, the things I love, and the things that truly make me happy. Starting next week and every week for the rest of the year I’ll have a new challenge for you. It’s time to stop making a new version of yourself and find the person you truly are.
It’s a new year….time to be you.