Last night, I sat down to write out my New Year's resolutions and realized my resolutions looked more like a project to-do list rather than a theme or two upon which to improve.
After a (very) little bit of reflection, I realized this was due to the fact that my life is in a good place right now. I am happy and healthy. Granted, it took living through some hellacious parts of 2012 where I was peeling my self-confidence off of the floor on a daily basis. But patience and persistence paid off. And what didn't kill me made me stronger. Just like Kelly Clarkson said it would.
And I have this feeling in every fiber of my being that 2013 is going to be good year.
While 2012 brought with a focus on examining my flaws and how to improve upon them rather than let them form roadblocks, I know that I want to 2013 to bring with it a need to stop comparing myself to everyone around me and just focus on me.
To stop measuring my worth or success by what everyone else is doing relative to what I am doing.
To stop coveting things that others have.
To stop panicking that everyone is getting married and having kids and I can barely keep my bamboo plant alive without giving it some spirited pep talks after I forget to water it for a month.
It has been written or said by many before me but sometimes social media--blogs, Twitter, Facebook-- just makes it so easy to fall victim to comparison. And I just need to stop it. Because I am pretty awesome. Even if I am a plant-killer.
Happy New Year!!!!