Dear, guys – welcome back to Letters From Liz!
First and foremost, a new month means a new opportunity to make the best out of it, and create new memories, make new goals, and even have more opportunities for growth!
If you’re anything like me, you will know that today marks an important day of the year. Yes, it is July 2nd, which means that we have officially hit the halfway mark into the year.
Ladies and gentlemen of Letters Readers, here’s this monthly installment of:
Happy 2 years since “A Voiceless Rant” was first published on the blog! During the month of July 2017, the first installment of the series — which was meant to just be a one-off — came to life! Now 2 years later, it’s still some of my favorite things to write for the blog.
For this month, I wanted to talk about something that at this point of the year, people don’t think about it: those damn new year’s resolutions. I’ve expressed many times before on the blog that I necessarily don’t believe in new year’s resolutions because it seems as if they are everyone’s priority for the first few weeks of the new year, and once that fresh, new year feeling has long passed, people seem to be back on their bullshit.
So, let me ask this question to those who’ve made new year’s resolutions this year: how are they coming along?
If you lost sight in your resolutions, don’t feel ashamed, nor like a phony for believing in that whole “I have to stick to my resolutions as soon as I declare them” tale.
This year, I made a couple of resolutions that I forgot to check in with after a while because it’s life, and life isn’t really happening to us so linear. It takes us in different directions, our viewpoints are bound to change throughout the year, and yes, we do change within months! So, why would you remember a resolution you made before knowing what the year had in store for you?
Hell, let’s make some damn “middle of the year resolutions” since we’ve got a pretty good taste of how it’s going for us!
Although I didn’t make any new year’s resolutions personally this year, I always hope that a new year helps me become a better, happier, and more mature person than I was the year before. This year, in particular, I just wanted to be in a mentally better place than I was in last year and I’m thankful that at least that’s the one thing on my 2019 bucket list that’s actually going as planned.
So, for my middle-of-the-year resolutions, I want to continue to be on the path of self-discovery, self-growth, and still be accepting of who I am and what I am. Of course, I’m still looking to better myself, come in terms with some of my traumas and demons, and start getting myself to be more productive and active towards my career goal. I hope that I could end this year having to at least scratch the surface of these things, but nevertheless, still be proud that the overall year I’ve done some positive growth since making these resolutions for myself.
So, revamp those new year’s resolutions to now fit where you are at in life. Try to knock something off small, like going out more and socialize with people. Or even smaller, like getting out of bed before noon every single day. Do what feels right for you, challenge yourself if you’re up for it, it’s your damn life.
I hope everyone has a good second half of the year! Enjoy the summer! Get excited for Halloween! Start singing some damn Christmas songs! Whatever floats your boat. 🙂