I always thought New Year's resolutions were silly. Why do you need a new year to make changes in your life? Well, I was feeling blue the other day and it finally hit me. A new year means you have to do it all over again. The easiest way to see change is to start at the beginning.
Everyone has seen the Instagram caption, "new year, new me." I never really started to look into this saying until recently. So many people, especially young adults, go through this phase of them feeling they have to fit into what society says is best.
Being a junior in college, I see this every day. I see people struggling to fit in and then becoming someone they don't like. Luckily, I have never experienced this feeling of becoming someone I don't like, but I have tried to fit in because I felt that was the only way someone would like me.
In my freshman year of college, I experienced a lot of rejection which resulted in a lot of questions in my head. I wondered what I did wrong or was I not pretty or skinny enough to fit in with their group. Those thoughts were not healthy for me to think. So I became someone who I was proud of.
I stopped trying to act like certain people acted and started being myself. Let me tell you, that is when I got the closest to people. I had met so many people, but only truly connected with a few of them, and I had to learn that was okay. I was never one to have a huge group of friends, only a couple of best friends and other people that I was acquaintances with.
This new year, stop trying to change yourself for society and start becoming the person you want to be. Society can be harsh, but you are stronger than society. You are you, and that is good enough for people, and if they don't think that, then there is something wrong with them.
This new year, commit to loving the person you are.
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