Happy New Year: A Note From Me

Yippee! It's finally 2017! If you're anything like me, 2016 was a pretty rough year and you're ready to start fresh with a brand new year. I have so many exciting things going on this year and I've planned some great posts for the blog in 2017. But first, I want to start off the year with a little message.

First off, I know there's a lot of pressure in the month of January to write a little thing called "New Year's Resolutions." I personally have a few. But, just because this is the time of year where most people make big changes in their lives, that does not mean you have to. Don't feel pressure to totally reinvent yourself or make some huge change, like going vegetarian or getting a gym membership. You can make those changes when YOU feel like it, not when everyone else is doing it. If you are satisfied with where you are in life right now, or you just don't think this is the proper time for a big change, that's okay. Don't let anyone tell you it's not.

If you are making some resolutions, remember to not compare them, or your progress, with a friend or someone you see on social media, unless it's an accountability thing and you're asking someone to check up on you and make sure you're keeping up with those resolutions. It's not healthy to compare at all, but it especially isn't healthy to compare your goals and progress with someone who may have the same goals, but have been working on those goals for a lot longer than you have. Everyone is at a different point in life. Don't compare your beginning to someone else's middle. 

And finally, if you get to the end of the year, and you didn't complete your New Year's Resolution, don't beat yourself up. Sometimes life gets in the way, and there isn't a whole lot you can do about it. I encourage you to set up some specific mini-goals to help you get to your resolution, just so you have an outline of how you want to complete it instead of a vague, overall goal. But again, if life is just not working out, it is okay. Don't tear yourself up. Just revise the goals, make a plan, and try again next year. I believe in you.

With all that said, I hope you guys are having a nice break, and I wish you all the love and luck in the world.

Love, Hannah


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