Hello everyoneeeee! And hello 2016! I’m sure you’ve all heard “new year, new me” or “out with the old and in with the new” about a thousand times within these last few weeks of holiday. Now, I must admit, I’m not one to commit to a New Years resolution. Actually, to be completely honest, I refuse to even make a New Years resolution this year. Why? Because if I truly want something to change in my life, then I’m not going to wait to do it. If I want it done bad enough, I’ll make that change at that moment.
I don’t believe in waiting for things to come and happen, I believe in going out and making them happen. Besides, I can’t find anything in my life that I want to change. Sure, I’d like to lose a few pounds, save money, and travel. I get it. If that’s what you’re into, I say do it. But that’s not for me.
I’m at a point in my life right now where I’m happy and content with everything going on. It’s taken me years to get to this point. And to go and say that there are things that I want to improve or change, I would’ve done so already. I have spent the majority of my life picking away at all of my flaws and weaknesses and never focused on the good things I have in my life. That’s more important to me than a simple resolution – that I know that I won’t be able to keep or follow through with. So this year I’m trying to do things different. Trying to continue doing what I’m doing because I have never been happier and at peace.
So, if you really want me to say what exactly my resolution is …. I guess I’d say it’s to continue what I’m doing and to not accept anything less.
Alex Newton is a nursing student and mental health advocate. She grew up in a small town and plans on moving to London, England one day and open up her own health practice. She has a cat named Maya who she adopted whilst going through some difficulties. She’s a daughter, sister, and warrior who enjoys a nice cuppa tea.