New year’s resolutions may work for some people, but not for me. I’m always too distracted, too focused, too lazy, too (insert adjective here), to stick with them and I ultimately beat myself up for what I don’t accomplish, which is oftentimes, the entire list.
The foolish optimism that courses through me in January is often gone by March and I’m left feeling guilty for not actively fulfilling those promises during the rest of the year. 9 months is too long to feel crappy, so I stopped making resolutions altogether. I’m already critical of myself and didn’t require another opportunity for self-flagellation.
For 2014, I don’t aspire to be anybody else. I want to continue being me; the complicated, imperfect, work in progress that I am. I want to continue doing all the enriching things that fulfill me and make me happy. I want to live, love, dance, and laugh hard. Most of all, I want to continue striving toward becoming the best version of myself I can be, and that journey takes a lifetime, not just 12 months.
Have a beautiful 2014!
Daily Prompt: A Brand New You, Effective Tomorrow | http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/prompt-new-you/