Tuesday, 6 January 2015

New year, same old me

Frizzy hair, broken nails and an old shirt but always content with my flaws
There comes a point in everyone's life when you realise that you don't have to be cool any more.

That sounds like a really flippant, silly remark but oh, the overwhelming relief that comes with knowing you don't have to live up to someone else's expectations. Knowing that what you wear, how you do your make up, or how good your selfies are doesn't have to be dictated by the masses is just a heavenly feeling.

Not that I can say I have ever been cool though, I was the girl sitting in the library reading Terry Pratchett books at lunch, but I'm rambling - I was supposed to be writing about New Year's resolutions.

But the thing is, I don't actually have any resolutions. For the first time in my 27 year long life I actually feel content. Sure, I could stand to lose a few more pounds, and put in a bit more effort so far as keeping my house tidy goes, but for once I don't have that overwhelming stress hanging over me that I had got so used to.

It's not been an easy ride getting to this point in my life, but it's something that so many of our generation are striving towards, this high aspiration of simple happiness.

So this year, take a little leaf out of the book of those who are content and just be ok with yourself. You're beautiful even when you don't feel it, you're smart even when you feel stupid, you are who you are so it's time to start loving yourself as much as the rest of the world does.

And as for a New Year's resolution? Forget it - nobody sticks to them anyway.

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