New Year, New Me Cliche 

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Happy New Year. Happy 2016. Here’s to staring anew and beginning the next chapter in our own little book of life. Here’s to the New Year’s resolutions we so seldom keep or that only last a solid month or so. However, I want this year to be different. I don’t want to rid the ‘New Year, New Me’ cliche of its’ value, in fact, I want it to hold a higher purpose for me this year, for everyone this year.

I once heard that when people are asked what they love in this world, they often list things such as family, friends, and significant others; however the list can be as simple as to say shopping, cars, and froyo. But, time and time again, there’s always something missing from the list of the things and the people we love… ourselves. It’s such a simple concept, but it holds so much water. Why don’t we think to say ourselves? Are we not worthy of this love? Well, I think it’s time to set the record straight.

And thus… my New Year’s resolution was born: to love myself a little more, to be proud of myself a little more, to care about myself a little more, to remind myself I really am doing just fine, and to honor myself a little more. It’s so easy to get caught up in other things, in other people, and to forget about yourself, to forget about how important you are too. But this year, I dare you to live more, laugh more, stay up later, go out more, study harder, be more outgoing, and try harder in every aspect of your life. It’s never too late to improve yourself and to become a better version of yourself, and that’s exactly what I hope to accomplish this year.

I believe the right way to look at a New Year’s resolution is to look at it as a chance to succeed, an opportunity to accomplish a goal or two, a moment of clarity, and a step to a better you. It’s 2016… it’s a new year, a new day. So, forgive and forget, love and cherish, give and pray, and accept the new beginning as it comes. It’s time to love yourself a little more… a lot a bit more.

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