Happy 2017 friends! I hope that you had an amazing New Year’s Eve/Day and are ready to tackle the new year.
Adam and I had a quiet New Year’s at home with lots of food and Netflix. It was pretty much awesome. It also gave me the chance to think about the days and months ahead and how I wanted to go through 2017. Last year, I guided myself with the phrase, “What’s the worst that could happen?” and I think it served me well. I tried new things, branched out in ways that I might not have, and overall had a fairly solid year.
2016 also showed me that I can often be my worst critic.
I know that I struggle with self-esteem and self-image issues and I constantly have to work through those, but I didn’t realize how nasty I could be to myself. My inner monologue was often one of “You shouldn’t do that” “Don’t mess up” “Now look what you’ve done.” Those are pretty harsh words. It’s no wonder that I struggle with self-esteem.
It’s no wonder that I struggle with self-esteem.
So 2017 is going to be the year of grace. I’m going to work my hardest to be kind to myself and to stop the negative voice inside my head. I’ve made it 29 years on this planet and haven’t completely screwed up my life, so why do I believe I’m always on the edge of failure?
Grace. Grace is going to be a huge part of my life and I’m excited to see what things will change when I act kinder to myself and forgive myself. I have a feeling only good things will follow!
How are you going to spend your 2017?