Happy New Year, TNTH readers!
Today is the first day of the new year, which means a new start, new beginnings, and another chance to make the year absolutely yours. I am currently in Pennsylvania celebrating the new year with my family, and this is my reminder to you guys that I hope you spent New Year’s Eve with friends, family, or with people that mean most to you. Take on this new year by leaving everything behind and see this as the official first day of change.
Speaking of that, don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t use the new year as a way to make changes in your lifestyle. Your problems from 2017 don’t just disappear on January 1st. Most people are right; the issues you had the previous year don’t just go away, they carry onto the new year, but it’s up to you to resolve them to make your new year a good one if that’s your goal. Three years ago on 12/31/15, I came into the New Year determined to make 2016 a great fucking year. I was ready to be happy again. By the time 2016 was coming to an end, I looked back and saw just how amazing and happy I was in 2016. I wanted to maintain this newfound happiness in 2017, but things don’t work out the way they’re supposed to, and that’s okay.
It just makes me even more determined to make 2018 a great fucking year, and it will be because 2018 is going to be a big year for me.
- For one, I’m graduating with my master’s in the Spring. Yep, your girl literally has 5 months left of grad school and I’m finished for good! It feels bittersweet that in May I’m going to be in another gown (now Masters) and doing what I did 2 years ago in 2016. Can we talk about how 2016 was two years ago? Seriously, time is fucking flying by. But yeah, I graduate in 5 months and I’m both excited and terrified for it.
- Piggybacking from that, I am most likely going to get my first official job when I graduate. I had a job three years ago, but I was degreeless and it was an internship. With two degrees under my belt, I hope to get a starter job that I enjoy having. It’s just weird that I won’t be returning to school next Fall, but it feels good to finally feel like a functioning adult.
- I’m turning 24 in eight days! I’m still trying to figure out what I want to do for my birthday, but I’ve come down to the point where I wanna spend it with my family and my partner. I really want to go bowling, but we’ll see…
- Last but certainly not least, I plan on being happy this year. 2017 was a really rough year for me because I had to do a lot of growing up to do. I hope that this year I took everything that I learned in 2017. All I want out of 2018 is to be happy. Nothing more, nothing less.
On another note, today’s the first official day of TNTH’s Anniversary Blogging Celebration! I am going to try to daily blog for all days leading up to TNTH’s Birthday/Anniversary, January 9th! I feel like I’m going to slip up on a few days, but it’s the attempt that counts! 😀
Anyway, I hope everyone has such an amazing year not because you should, but you deserve to have one! Whether you have resolutions or not, make this year one of the best you had.
Cheers to a new year!