Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to the blog! I hope you all had a lot of fun last night and had a fantastic holiday season. To kick off the New Year, I decided to go a little personal with this blog post and share with you guys my New Year’s resolutions for 2019. Whenever we here the phrase, “New Year, New Me,” the most common resolutions people set up for the new year are weight loss, better grades or achieving a higher GPA, intentions of getting a promotion at work and other achievements that make a person feel “good,” but not truly making them happy or change them for the better. I myself have been guilty of making those resolutions, which is why this year I decided to create a list of resolutions that will change me in more ways than one, and make me into a better version of myself.
My New Year’s Resolutions for 2019:
Be less fearful
This is my number one resolution for so many reasons, but the main reason why I would like to be less fearful in 2019 is because fear, for the longest time, has played a negative role in my life. It has held me back from experiencing new things, stopped me from enjoying my youth numerous times, has gotten in the way of me reaching my full potential and at times, has made me feel not myself. I would like to change all that in 2019, starting with letting go and kicking fear to the curb!
Accept my stutter
Accepting my flaws is what I hope to accomplish in 2019. Ever since I was little, I’ve had a speech impediment, and it has controlled my confidence for a long period of time. Whenever I had to present in class, have a conversation with one of my peers or do the simplest of tasks and give somebody my name or contact information (when I’m shopping, working, etc.), I would stutter, and every time I revealed my stutter to the world, I felt embarrassed, humiliated, small and ashamed to be me. Lately, I’ve been able to cope with stutter, but there are times I wish I could talk “normal” or “talk like everybody else.” What I recently discovered is that there is no such thing as normal, and that all the imperfections every human being on this planet has is beautiful, and they should never feel ashamed to be who they are, including me. That’s why in 2019, I am going to accept my stutter, along with the other flaws that make up who I am.
Maintain a healthy balanced diet/regular workout routine
Now that I have reached my weight loss goal, I plan to maintain it by continuing to eat healthy and exercise regularly. While I still ate healthy and worked out whenever I could, there were moments where my schedule got in the way of my routine, and that’s something I definitely want to leave in 2018. Eating right and exercising regularly has not only helped me improve my physical health but my mental health as well. When I began my weight loss journey, I created a brand new lifestyle that has impacted my life in so many positive ways, and now that I’m where I want to be with my weight and health, I would like to keep it that way by maintaining a healthy balanced diet and a regular workout routine.
Stop holding grudges
Believe it or not, I hold grudges. I’ll admit that when someone has done or said something to upset me or the people I care about, I hold a huge grudge against that person for a very long time, and the only one who gets hurt in the end is me. Grudges do nothing but take you down and stop you from being your best self, and I do not wish to continue that cycle in 2019. For the new year, I am going to leave the past behind, and no longer hold grudges to the people who have hurt me.
Work even harder
I have achieved a lot during 2018 due to all the work hard I’ve invested, but I have more plans and ambitions for my future, which is why I plan to work even harder in 2019. Over the past year, I thought a lot about my dreams and shared them with my family and friends, but what I realized is that I haven’t been putting much effort into pursuing them, which is why I’m still at first base. Well not anymore, because in 2019, I am going to work even harder to get what I want and I couldn’t be more excited for what’s to come in the upcoming year.
Thank you to everyone who has been following my blog for the past year because if it weren’t for you guys, Pink No.5 wouldn’t be here today and I couldn’t be more thankful for all your love and support. I hope all of you have a Happy New Year and will stop by the blog again soon for upcoming posts! :)
Alexa (Writer and Creator of Pink No.5)