Hello 2017 you sexy beast!
*Sigh* ….. The New Year. Oh yes….Happy New Year to you and yours!
The promises of ‘new me’s” and ‘fresh starts’ and ‘clean slates’. But really who are we kidding? 24hrs doesn’t erase the previous day. No. Actions we took and reactions to those actions in 2016 don’t disappear into thin air. They are there….there in something called the ‘past’. What you should be asking is how will I improve? How will I continue to be better than what I have been? How will I motivate myself? How will I take another step in my life for me, my family, my partner and/or my kids? What next can I go after? What positives can I feed my mind, my body and my soul? I don’t think it’s about a ‘new me’. That shit is getting old and tired. That song and dance has been played so many times and by the end of January it’s a distant memory. Before you know it you’re back at December singing the same tired old song yet again. Focus Man (or Woman)! Focus on something small and attainable that you’ve been procrastinating on and start from there. Set a realistic goal (i.e. by the end of January I will have the garage cleaned). Bam!!! Just like that a goal. A mission. Accept it. Do it. And reward yourself with something nice once completed. Every month repeat these steps. Take it a step up if you can every month. No one said spend money you don’t have but what I am saying is focus. Stay positive. Be positive. Do positive.
For me 2016 has been good to me for the most part. I’ve learned a lot about myself; my interests; I’m hungry for more. I also learned I’m a huge procrastinator and work better under pressure. I’ve learned I can commit to the gym better than I can a relationship and my dream of having my own radio show is a yearning I’ve longed for in which I’m determined never to give up on. 2016 has been a freaking coaster of hills and valleys. I’ve learned patience and that I may not have much left. I’ve learned family can be both friend and foe. I’ve learned the past is just that for a reason and as much as I can’t (and frankly don’t need to) explain it to people….I’m not angered by it any more. Experiences stay. The roads we once drove should not be driven again. They say never look back in the rearview mirror, but I do because it reminds me of what I’ve done to get to this moment. This moment of writing to you.
I’m going to work as much as I did in 2017 – if not more. I’m going to conquer fears and try things that will bring me outside of my comfort zone and expose me to good, bad and ugly applause. It’s not the accolades I’m looking for but the promise to myself that in 2017 I will at least try. I’m hoping to grow tougher skin here. #OneDay is not meant for me at this present time and I’m okay with that. #TryItOnce is how I’m moving forward and so should you. It’s that age old saying….“you never know until you try!”
Don’t give up who you are in 2017. Don’t stop believing. Don’t stop achieving. Positive Vibes only for 2017! Let’s get it!
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Thank You for everything in 2016! You’re support has been amaze-balls!
One Love, Nadzzz