Chapter 5: New Year, Same Me?
New Year, Same me?
So we are just over a week into 2018, and you've all had time to think about resolutions for the upcoming year, I'm sure. While I don't think setting goals and having aspirations to better oneself are bad things, I just personally have found the whole New Year's Resolution thing to be way overdone, and ultimately, I almost never follow through with them.
I am not going to lie; I have had a challenging few months health-wise which has made writing these blogs a little more difficult. Trying to remain positive when I'm drowning in exhaustion and illness after illness and injury after injury is something that is very foreign to me. But, I think using the whole "fake it till you make it" mentality has helped me keep my head above water, and given me some sense of accomplishment.
So this year I have resolved to continue on my path of self-discovery. That's it. So what does that mean for me? It means I will continue my uphill battle with body positivity and taking care of myself. It means I will continue to face my health struggles head-on, searching for answers and solutions. It means I have a renewed sense of wanting more out of my life; and that is what continues to drive me to improve myself.
New Year's Resolutions don't have to always be about concrete and measurable goals. They can be about mindset, or values, or staying the course. Whatever your resolutions are, I wish you all much success in 2018! Feel free to share your 2018 goals in thecomments.
About the author, Heather Michaud:
I'm a 36 year old woman from Toronto just trying to navigate life while dealing with GAD, OCD and depression. I'm a body positive enthusiast who chooses to see the beauty in all people. I'm passionate about helping others; and also love live music, travel, and spending time with family and friends.