Oh I have just been putting this off…

I will be the first to admit, I was not super excited about 2014. I personally wanted to get home, take an Ambien and forget the whole thing ever happened, but this New Year thing is still haunting me.

“New Year, “New You” … there are so many problems with this slogan that if I see one more advertisement that proclaims this, I will gauge my eyes out with razor blades.

“This is Your Year” … please I have been saying that since 2009 and every year its the same old BS … please reference my Live Inspired Post.

So the other night while working at the bar, I was in a bit of rare form and came up with my 2014 slogan, “New Year, Same Old Bitch” and believe me it stuck! People were more attracted and related more to this than anything else. And to set the record straight, I am not a huge bitch by any means. I am actually rather sweet and generous. The “bitch” part was mainly just to get my point across stronger and in a more comical fashion.

I am really just frustrated with the whole, “This is Your Year” and “New Year, New You” concept. Because really, your year is what you make of it; it is not up to luck. Saying “this is my year” isn’t going to change anything, it may amp up your attitude a bit but, actions speak louder than words and actions prove who an individual is as a person. So if by saying “This is my year!” revs you up and inspires you, then hell, grab 2014 by the balls and make it what it is. Realize that you are still going to face challenges and you only have yourself to rely on to get through them. If you hit a rut in mid-April remember that proclamation you made as the ball was dropping and keep on keepin’ on.

Then comes the whole “New, Year, New You” concept. Seriously, let’s all take a minute to think about this. You are still going to be the same person, and unless you don’t particularly care for yourself why would you want to change? Why put all this pressure on ourselves to change so drastically? Seems a little dramatic. I am all about setting goals and working towards achieving them, and if January 1 is a significant starting point for you then so be it. I felt the same way last year:

Many of us look to the New Year as a fresh start, a new beginning and a time to change. It is a tad silly to think we wait until Jan 1st to set our goals, when we really should continuously be setting and achieving our goals regardless of date. However, like many of you, I will be using Jan 1 as my excuse to write a list of goals. Notice that these will not be resolutions, goals just sound more official than resolutions. In fact, the definition of a goal is the result or achievement toward which effort is directed. Whereas a resolution is simply a formal expression of opinion or intention made. Therefore we should really be aiming to resolve our goals.
- Moderately Obsessed, January 2013

The goals we strive to achieve, or the changes we would like ourselves to make should be continuous throughout our lives, not just a specific time period. Everyday moving forward and working towards bettering ourselves and our lives. That doesn’t just have to mean your job, your physique, or your outlook on life. Other things are important as well, like taking the time out to finally do the things that you have always wanted to do, spending time with family and nurturing relationships. We only get one shot at this life and we might as well have some fun while we are here.

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