[Central Park, New York.]
Did you survive the flood? The flood of the "new year, new me" quotes...
I used to hate those quotes with a passion and while I'm still not the biggest fan, if people want to use each coming year as a metaphorical 'refresh' then I'm on board with that, because why not? The only thing that really bothers me about the "new year, new me" quotes is the idea that we should all be striving to be a different person when the clock clicks over from 11.59pm to 12.00am. Am I not progressing if I don't have 20 new years resolutions and don't want to be a new me?
So despite the flood of 'new beginnings' related content currently drowning the internet, here are some things to keep in mind and a few reasons why a new year doesn't have to mean a new you:
If you want to reinvent yourself there's nothing wrong with that and it's quite socially accepted, but just know that your perspective can change, you can grow, evolve and learn things and you can still stay the same at your core and that's completely okay as well. Just don't ever let goals, a new year or other people's perspectives and expectations make you feel like you need to change.
-Don't forget everything you've done throughout the year-
I try to live by the quote "Be a better version of yourself yesterday" and I think that applies to the new year as well. Rather than trying to be a whole new person all at once and then burning out by February, space things out, set goals, work toward them and realise that it's really not a race. Try to improve with each passing day and if you did better than yesterday at whatever it is you're aiming to do then you should be damn proud.
-How many of us can there be?-
How do you feel when it comes to the New Year?