New Year, Same Me and Why I Hate New Year's Resolutions

I hate New Year's resolutions. There's no way to sugar coat it... I hate everything about them. No matter how hard we try to change our lives (and sometimes even who we are) on January 1st, we need to remember that life isn't always going to be perfect. Let's face it - we're going to make mistakes in 2018. Life gets messy, but it shapes us into who we are, and that's more powerful than any New Year's resolution could ever be.

So, instead of waiting for the new year to roll around to start getting fit, start early and take it day by day.

Instead of telling yourself you're going to drink more water in 2018, start today... start NOW.

 I can promise you that going into 2018, I don't have any intentions of changing who I am. For 13 years now, my character has been changing, making me the person I am today - it doesn't happen overnight (particularly the night of December 31st). Here are a few facts about me and the way I live that'll never change:

1. I work out when I have the time. If I'm not feeling well, have lots of homework, or have game night with my family, it gets put on hold until the next day. I usually try to hit the gym (which is actually in my house and consists of a treadmill, a few weights, and a pull-up bar) at least twice a week, but I certainly don't lose any sleep over it if that doesn't happen. (Of course, if I do more than that then yay for me!) Priorities, priorities, priorities! 

2. I'll always care about my grades. My friends tease me about it, but I stay up late studying, always do my homework, and do my best to never get B's on assessments or projects. My education matters to me, and I can't even close my eyes and imagine a time when I don't try my best to succeed in school. I could never just "wing it".

3. What's life without a nice bowl of ice cream every so often?! No sweets in 2018 - NOT HAPPENING!!!!!! Treat yo self 😉

4. I'm so not a rebel - with me, everything has to be planned, organized, and neat. There's no hope of me letting loose in 2018.

Happy New Year + don't stress about making resolutions!!

"Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and the awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That's just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life and it's breathtakingly beautiful." - L.R. Knost