Happy New Year Lovebugs!!
2014 is well underway and as is the ritual and custom the social media stratosphere is abuzz with New Year’s Resolutions… “I’m going to start and/or stop [insert any number of verbs here]” and come February or as late as March, the majority of the resolutions that people have made about who they will become and the things they will or won’t do will be covered with the dust of ages and gathering cobwebs. I don’t know what it is about the New Year that makes us delude ourselves into thinking that we will be wholly different creature come January 1 then we were on December 31st. Don’t get me twisted; sometimes we make changes, intensely personal changes that aren’t driven by societal pressures but solely due to a personal revelation and evolution. But change takes time and effort and a continuous redirection of attentions to achieve it.
As for me, it is a new year and I’m the same me but with a few tweaks here and there. I can’t change people, the things they say or do or make them into the person I wish they were; nor will I change myself into who will make them comfortable. I can only change and control how I react. So this isn’t a New Year’s Resolution, it is simply a promise that I’m making to myself.
I resolve to let go of what others think of me and how I live my life, especially those who mean me absolutely no good… I resolve to continue to surround myself with those who are smarter and more driven then I am, I can learn from them and them from me… I resolve to cultivate those relationships that may have fallen to the wayside… I resolve to me a better me for me and no one else. I’ve found that as I have made changes to myself over the years, there have been those around me who are uncomfortable with my growth and haven’t accepted it well. It is doubtful that those people are reading this blog post because I had no choice but to leave them where they were and push forward. But for those who may read this and feel that you fall into the aforementioned category, one of my favorite artists Jill Scott said it best…
Hate on me hater, now or later
‘Cause I’m gonna do me, you’ll be mad, baby
Go ‘head and hate on me, hater, I’m not afraid of
What I got I paid for, you can hate on me
Blessings and Happiness Now & ALWAYS