Hey, guys – welcome back to TNTH, and welcome to a whole new year!
I cannot believe that we are now in another new year. Last year, if anything, flew right by us, and before we know it, this year will too! But, let us enjoy the exciting and endless journeys that 2019 has in store for us! Like last year, we are celebrating yet another year of TNTH these next nine days, and what not a better way to start off this year with 2019’s first installment of:
It’s been quite a long time since we had one of these surfaced on the blog. Truth be told, TNTHmas flew by, and prior to that, I was personally in such a bad mental space that blogging wasn’t a priority of mine. But it’s a new year, and here we are bringing it back!
New Years are always rough on me: I never really have good New Year Eve’s and the first day of New Years just feels like a reset button sometimes. Personally, it’s hard to get in the swing of things of a new year because of the bad history my family and I experienced during this time of year in the past. I know I’m not the only one; you see, sometimes it’s just so easy to carry your previous year’s baggage so close into a new year, and sometimes you have to ask yourself if anything this particular year is actually going to change. The truth of the matter is: change doesn’t happen overnight. Motivation doesn’t occur overnight. Happiness is not something you gain just because you’re granted this fresh new start. Now, I’m not saying that you can’t change for the new year, what I’m trying to say is that you need to put in work in order to see the changes you want out of life.
Yes, a new year gives us that extra push and desire to be better and happier people, but things like that are not scheduled on a calendar date. Last year, I wrote a post on how resolutions are not short-term goals and how most people forget about their new year’s resolutions halfway into January because that excitement that people feel when a new year begins vanishes when the celebrations and festivities are over. It’s important to remember that resolutions are changes; they take persistence, patience, and perseverance to achieve.
So please, take this new year “honeymoon phase” as I like to call it, and actually, stick with the things you want to do in 2019. In 2019, I want to get employed with a job that I actually want to do. In 2019, I want to handle my anxiety and depression better so that I am able to have fun and enjoy myself as a soon-to-be 25-year-old woman. I want to travel more, explore more, and find myself all over again through things I was too scared to see. I am making it known to the world that I plan to get my ass out of the tri-state area this year! (Hopefully!)
So, Happy New Year, TNTH readers! I hope that you make this year as great as it can possibly be because the possibilities are endless.
Come back tomorrow for DAY TWO of TNTH’s Birthday Celebration!