Recently, I found myself juggling with a lot of things in my life. I realized that I was letting go of the things that mean the most to me to prioritize other meaningless activities that don't benefit me in any way. I'm being serious, I stopped reading because I would rather watch Netflix. I gave up my morning routine at the gym just to sleep a couple of more hours. I stopped writing because I felt that I lacked creativity, energy, and the time.
I was telling myself lies. I was telling myself that I couldn't do the things that I love because "I felt tired", "I had no time", "I had no inspiration", etc. One moment I decided to no longer take ownership of my time and that only led me to waste it... As the new year approached, I had no intentions of changing my ways and I thought that I was happier without a crazy routine. Besides, I always thought the idea of "new year, new me" was weird. It was difficult for me to believe that a new year really meant change for someone.
Every year felt like the same cliche, people posting random pictures with random quotes like "365 new opportunities" or "this is my year". It never made sense to me, until now. This new year has shaken my life in crazy and amazing ways. I've been challenged, I've been surprised with good and bad news, I've changed my attitude towards some things, and I've been learning... A LOT.
Every season is different for every person and regardless of the craziness and how busy life can be at times, do not stop doing what you love. Embrace your passions and make time for yourself. Everyday is a new opportunity to learn something new and for growth, don't waste it. As for me, it means that I will kept reading and writing because it's what makes me happy. It's my center and as this new year begins to unfold my goal is to not loose sight of what's truly important to me. I hope you're with me on this "new year, new me" phase.