If there is one thing that bugs the shit out of me, it’s all of this “New Year, New You” bullshit. That’s all a bunch of malarkey. You and I both know we are all going to be the same bunch of Yahoo’s this time next year as we are today. However, it is major that we all reflect and take some time to think about how we can become better versions of ourselves. Evolve, if you will. In my opinion, it takes baby steps and learning from past experiences and mistakes to go from who you were to who you are/want to be. Everyone and their mama (this includes me) starts hitting the gym again come Jan 1. Most of us focus on our physical improvement thinking that will make us better versions of ourselves or maybe we will love ourselves more. Usually fad diets and dropping 50 isn’t what it takes to evolve. There are usually some pretty clear aspects of our lives that need a little tweaking or TLC in order to make transformations like that successful and permanent. Shedding weight may make you look as if you seem better but usually the issues are below the fat, inside of us. Simple changes in life and self are what I tend to focus on come the New Year. I don’t like to call them resolutions. I am calling them “Shit I won’t do again in 2017”.
So, here is my list of shit and here’s to me working on me!
I will not eat gluten and dairy at the same time or alone ever again… unless of course I want to live in isolation. I have basically been sick for 37 years. Now that I know what has caused me to feel like utter shit ever day of my life I will diligently avoid the culprits. Gluten and Dairy. Those two can go fly a kite together. It ain’t going to be easy but it definitely beats the demonic pains and their evil aftermath.
I will not use my single motherhood as an excuse to not be able to do what the fuck I am expected to do. I found myself saying “I am a single mom, I am doing what I can” far too often in 2016 and I am done saying that shit and thinking like that. Yes, being a single mom is THE HARDEST thing I have ever done in my life but I need to alter my attention from how difficult it is to how frigging rewarding it is! I also need to hold myself accountable and manage my time better.
I am not going to look at my planner everyday and not use it. I am a hot mess when I don’t have organization in my daily life. My planner should be my trusty assistant and best friend. That is why I am committing myself to using it everyday to assist me in living a more balanced, time managed, organized life. So moving forward in 2017, it’s you and me, Passion Planner!
I will not continue to pay for a gym membership and not use it. I guess that leaves me with two choices. Either cancel the membership or go to the fucking gym. My ass is going to the fucking gym.
I will never, I repeat, never get a haircut from someone other than my talented hairstylist of 15 years. Last time I strayed I walked out looking a fool. The goddamn set of bangs I had?! Yeah. You didn’t know, did you? That’s because no one ever saw them. I went into hiding for like 4 months. And the few times I actually had to be seen I wore a hat or butterfly clips. If you have someone doing your do that you love… stick with em. Do not do as I did and go somewhere else out of convenience unless you want to risk your self confidence and self worth. It has taken me a full year to grow those sons of bitches out and I still can’t get them to stay in my ponytail. Never. Again.
I will not doubt my intuition, I will follow it. I have some keen ass intuition. I always kind of have. I have been conflicted when it comes to following my gut since I was a kid. As I have gotten older I have become more in tune with my being. Wiser and more self aware. It is a difficult thing to always trust that little voice inside of me, though, but I find when I do I feel at peace with my decisions. 2017 is going to be somewhat of a test for me when it comes to this. I am going to trust my intuition and allow it to guide me. I feel really good about this one and I am excited to see where it takes me!
I will not buy anymore lipstick until I use up the ones I have. Ok, that was a total lie. I will buy more lipstick.
I will not skip the most important part of my day anymore. Meditation. I did not consistently make time in 2016 for this essential, life enhancing/changing tool and that, TSPeeps, is some bullshit. How dumb is it to have the secret to health, peace, clarity, success, and enlightenment and not utilize the knowledge? Super dumb. I feel my best when I take the time to zen the fuck out and not doing that everyday is totally 2016. 2017 and I are going to meditate our little boobies off because I want to be the best version of me.
I will not keep my boyfriend a secret from you anymore. Yep. I met myself a man last year and wouldn’t you know it?! We are in love! Ahhhhh! I can’t wait to tell you more about him and us in 2017. We have a lot of cool ass shit planned and I think you Nosey Rosie’s are going to enjoy our little journey.