New Year…

New Year – New Me Improving Me

Happy New Year!! In the minds of many the new year is like a super recharge, the ultimate restart. It’s a time to make resolutions and vows to a new you. In my opinion, it could be the most encouraging time of the year.

Usually that person is me. I start making a resolution list early December, I check it all through out the month making sure I have it ingrained into my mind on what good intentions I plan to attempt once January 1st hits. I rack my brain making sure I haven’t missed any idea of opportunity that’s ultimately going to make me a better person. Until this year. This year, that all came to a screeching halt. I completely disregarded the new year that was swiftly approaching, not out of fear of it, but out of fear of missing out on the present.

Instead I spent my December enjoying the Christmas season, spending time with family, baking and shopping for gifts. I wasn’t hung up on planning the perfect NYE, in fact I completely forgot about it and the few friends we did invite over I forgot to plan food or activities for. Once January 1st came, I found myself telling strong arms how it didn’t even feel like a new year to me. Which I am completely ok with.

Because this year, I don’t want a new me. I want a better me. I want to be exactly who I am, but better and with more substance. So I’m replacing my “I wants” with “I wills”. I will be positive when other around me choose to be anything else but. I will work on this little blog of mine more, I will cook & bake more, I will learn Spanish and fast track my degree in Nutrition. I will exercise more & spend more quality time with family & friends. I will explore the great outdoors & breath in the serenity beautiful landscape has to offer.

So this year I vow not to put the stress of a new me on my shoulders and work only on a better me. I will not wallow and be hard on myself when any part of this better me doesn’t pan out. At the end of the day it’s not the world or universe against me, it’s me against me. I can do or be anything I want.

I’m excited to see what I can accomplish in 2017! I have lots of ideas I plan on rolling out here, this blog, throughout the year! I hope it is as exciting and promising for you all as well!

XoXo
Amanda

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