The last night of 2016…the night in which I’m doing my very best to just forget.
There’s something really cathartic about starting a new year- we all take part in this ritualistic last night of the year, as though it has the power to cleanse us, fix our mistakes, leave every negative, niggly thing behind us. In reality, it is just a day, and why should we make any extra effort for this one day?
Well, because we just do. It’s human.
It’s a lot of pressure though, and we don’t always get it right. Does that mean that we’ve failed before we’ve even started?
I really hope not.
Humans mess up. We get lazy, lose sight of what’s important, give up, get lost. We have bad days – which is normal. For some, yesterday was a bad day. And that’s fine.
So I’m going to say a fantastically huge farewell to 2016, and welcome 2017 in the right way. I have no expectations that this is going to be ‘the best year yet’- I don’t want to jinx it, but I can hope that this year is going to be as good as I can make it.
I’m going to be honest, I’ve written about 5 different versions of my ‘New Years Resolutions’, unsure of what I should really allow myself to expect. Things like ‘be happier’ held far too much pressure. I’m not perfect so why should I resolve to be perfect? So I had a very frank talk with myself and came up with some resolutions which would allow me just enough wiggle room.
So here’s to 2017- a year of weddings, 20th birthdays, dreams, writing and spending time with those I love.
- Do whatever makes me feel happy
- Write more and love it like it’s already on the shelves
- Concentrate on my personal growth
- Spend more time cooking
- Start saving in order to see more of the world.
Happy New Year all!
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