New Year, New You – No More

Every year the count down begins and you plan all the changes you’re going to make in the new year – well that’s what I did, at least. A list of everything I’d change about myself – how I could make myself better.Not this year. This year I have absolutely no intention of changing who I am. I won’t promise myself I’ll reach some set of standards and ideals. Instead I’ll keep striving for all the goals I’ve always hoped to achieve.

I’ll keep spending as much time as possible with my family and raising my girls as best I can. I’ll exercise because it’s good for my body and mind not because I’m striving to be something different. There will be no promises of regaining the figure of my early twenties. After two children I’ve accepted and embraced the resultant changes to my body.

I’ll continue writing as much as I can, and yes the ultimate goal is to be a published novelist, but that’s not why I’ll write – I’ll write because I love to write, because I enjoy it.

Surely that’s the ultimate goal in life, whether you’re starting a new year, a new season, a new week or a new day the ambition should always be the same – To enjoy it! To love it! To live it!

Life is short, time is fleeting and years will pass in the blink of an eye. That’s why I won’t be spending my time wishing to be something else; someone different or another version of myself. Instead I’ll concentrate on enjoying my life, my family and my passions and be happy with who I am and all that I have.

And so I’ll wish you a Happy New Year and raise a glass to the same old you! 💕

Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself – Robert Frost

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