Thursday, January 11, 2018

New Year Goals

*TW: mental health chat*

So, 2017 is over and a new year has begun, finally. Lately, all I've seen is people reflecting on the past year and their hopes for 2018 and admittedly, it's left me feeling pretty conflicted. Half of me loved reading them and they gave me that fluffy, warm feeling inside but the other half of me then looked back at my own year and I felt incredibly guilty because I hadn't achieved as much as I should have done as a twenty-two-year-old woman and it hurt a lot.

he truth is, 2017 was my hardest year yet. It started and ended the same way, with me struggling to make it through each day, thinking I'd never see the light again. So, I haven't bought a house or gotten engaged, been in a magazine or started a family but I'm still alive and that's the most important thing of all. Social media can sometimes make us lose sight and we become so wrapped up in comparison. Whether it be bloggers that started the same time as you or someone that is the same age as you and has the dream life. It can be awful and a downwards-spiral but it's so important to remember that life is not a race. Sometimes things just get in in the way and slow down your plans but if all we can do right now is simply get through the day, that is more than okay.
Some people have asked me if I have made any resolutions for 2018 and I have kinda made some private ones but I find there's nothing more toxic than making impossible goals and then beating yourself up about not reaching them. 2018 is going to be the year of self-love and happiness. I want to continue taking every day as it comes, working on myself and making good choices that will improve my mental health, relationships and everything else in between. Ultimately, I just want to be happy and for the first time in years, I'm feeling optimistic!

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