I have seen so many posts flying around about how people will be improving themselves this year (how scary is it that we’re in 2016?!) and I think it’s great that people are really positive about the year ahead. Goals help people feel determined and New Year’s Resolutions always seem like such a great way of setting yourself goals for the year. Except if you’re me.
I have failed every year. Whenever I have set myself New Year’s Resolutions I haven’t stuck to them for longer than a couple of weeks at most. I reckon the reason for this has a lot to do with the fact that I always seem to be in a bit of a slump at the start of the year; probably due to the excitement of Christmas being over and going back to general every day life. Failing at targets/goals/resolutions/whatever you want to call them is so demotivating and makes me feel like the biggest failure to have existed. Bit dramatic, but hey, that’s me *insert sassy girl emoji*.
Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that as person, I am stuck in my ways and probably won’t be changing any time soon. I’m slowly learning to accept and like the way I am. Sure, I could do with losing a bit of weight/be nicer to people/less stroppy etc etc but be real; who doesn’t have flaws? Our flaws, along with our strengths, are what makes us an individual. Can you imagine if everyone was perfect? How boring would the world be?! There would be no drama or arguments and let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a bit of drama? It makes life interesting and keeps you on your toes. If there weren’t low points in your life you would never appreciate the highs as everything would always be the same. Monotonous.
I plan on being exactly the same in 2016 as I have been for the past 24 years of my life. Stroppy, emotional Zoe is here to stay.