That’s what I read every January in magazines. The pages are full of diet tips, resolutions, ideas about revamping your wardrobe and suggestions about how a new haircut can make you feel like a new person. It’s all about ‘out with the old and in with the new.’
But all these messages they’re giving me about needing to become someone new, someone more interesting and fashionable leaves me with this big question…
What’s wrong with me as I am?
So I Googled the word ‘resolution’ today and I found out it means ‘a firm determination’ and that’s really got me thinking. What am I determined about? That’s a really strong word.
So I’ve decided – I don’t want to start this new year going along with the trend of reinventing myself. Instead I want to be absolutely determined to just be me.
But, to be honest, that’s really hard because often I look at others and think ‘ooh I’d love to have her glossy hair’, ‘Oh I’d love to be able to play the piano like him’, ‘I’d love to be confident like her’ or ‘Ohh she’s got a degree, I’d like a degree.’ It’s really easy to compare yourself to others around you, I do it all the time, but I don’t want to spend the year trying to be someone I’m not.
I want to be the best me that I can. Trying my hardest to be a good sister, daughter and friend. Trying to put others before myself. Trying my best to patient and generous… no new diets or haircuts here!
Of course there’s always things we can get better at, but perhaps we need to stop being so hard on ourselves, remember… we’re all a work in progress.
In 2014 I’m determined to just be me – nothing more, nothing less.
What about you? Tweet #In2014IamDeterminedToJustBeMe if you want to join me.