Eight years ago, I broke up with the love of my life (I promise there’s a point to this story). During “the talk”, he said something to me that’s stuck with me all these years later. He told me I was “the most resilient person” he had ever met. I had no idea at the time, how much that meant to me, but eight years later, I think about that talk almost on a daily basis. Especially in 2016.
That’s because 2016 was a tough one, and I don’t think I’m the only one who feels that way.
I was going to make this post all about me (because it is my blog after all). I was going to talk about my career successes this year. I was going to tell you guys about all the cool things I’ve gotten to do the past couple of months. I was even going to delve a little into my personal life and let you all in on my current situation. But then I decided not to because, well, 2016 was a tough one, and it just seemed weird to finish off my 2016 blogs with a “me” themed post.
Instead, this is what I’m going to say. I love new year’s resolutions (duh). I know a lot of people think they’re lame and pointless, but they’re kind of my thing. So, if you’re reading this, I encourage you to make new year’s resolutions your thing in 2017.
Now, I’m not saying you should swear off alcohol for a year (because that’s crazy), or tell yourself you’ll go to the gym once a day for 365 days (everyone needs a cheat day). I’m not even suggesting you quit smoking (though, you probably should).
Start small. Promise yourself to be resilient. Promise yourself that no matter what happens in 2017, you’ll not only live through it, you’ll thrive through it. Tell yourself that on December 26th 2017, you’ll sit back and say “I did it”.
Maybe you think this is super cheesy or ridiculous, but it isn’t. In fact, making a new year’s resolution and sticking to it feel really freaking good. Trust me. I once stopped drinking for an entire year because of a new year’s resolution.
See you guys next year.