I do not believe that New Year's Eve is the time to take stock of my life and rewrite it. I do not do resolutions. I am very happy with my life and I have worked hard to mold my life into something I enjoy and am proud of. Don't get me wrong, I often struggle. I would like to be 10 pounds slimmer. I would love to be able to remember where my keys are located a mere five minutes after I put them down somewhere...
What I am stumbling, trying to say is that for me, as I usher in a New Year, I am thinking about just how wonderful my life IS. So what if I'm a bit plump. Unlike the twelve year old supermodels on the covers of glamour magazines, I am a forty year old woman with curves. So I lose my keys. That just means I get to enjoy an old fashioned scavenger hunt every few days, plus- I get the added BONUS of finding lots of other things I didn't remember I had. It's like Christmas every week, all year long.
I have a great husband that loves me. Together, we raised the best son I could ever imagine, and he has brought me a wonderful new daughter too. I have the best friend on Earth. I am my furbabies pack-leader. There's lots of food in the cupboard, the lights and heat are turned on and I have found lots of wonderful information and made new friends in blogland this year. What more can I ask for really? What more could I possibly want? LIFE IS GOOD!!!
So, instead of measuring yourself against someone else's expectations/unrealistic societal norms and thinking about ways to change yourself, think about all those special qualities that make you YOU! Realize that we are each made different and unique on purpose. You were meant to STAND OUT, not fit in. Own it!
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012!!!