I've never been good at resolutions. Is anyone? If people were really great at keeping new year's resolutions, we likely wouldn't need to make them in the first place.
But this year, I'm not going to half-heartedly try to meditate every morning, or cook every meal at home. Instead, I'm taking the year off. I'm giving myself permission to just be - resolution free.
This year, it's far more important that I spend my time appreciating all the things I already do well. Rather than beat myself up about the flaws, I'm going to work at expanding my good qualities.
And over 2016, I had some great moments. I launched my own business (this site!) and I'm loving every second. I got to interview some iconic Canadians, got published in national newspapers and magazines, and scored an afternoon on a Disney cruise. Not a bad year, all around.
As I look forward to January, I have a busy month. I'm working on pieces about art exhibits, wrestling championships, and even (!!!) a potato chip taste test. I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store for (the same old) me.