By and large I find the concept of “new year, new me” to be a bit of a cop out. I’ve had a few rough years the past couple years, and despite my best efforts to try and leave the bad juju behind on January 1, it just never seems to work out. I’ve got one particular piece of bad juju that’s stuck to me like stink on a skunk, and while the odor comes and goes, it’s something that’s just going to need to be around for the rest of my life. So this year I resolve to deal with it in a creative manner.
I saw this meme a couple days ago on https://www.facebook.com/BeautyIsInside.page, and it just crystalized what has been bouncing around in my head the past few weeks.
To me, it’s the perfect resolution. We all say “I’m going to be healthier/lose weight/be more positive” – but sometimes things like that hinge on others. My resolution this year, is to create something, every day. Whether it’s a blog post, photography, drawing, something for the house, something in the kitchen, digital media, it matters not. For too long I’ve been stifled creatively, mentally, and ultimately physically. I’m going to make time for me, and just let it sort itself out.
(*note – the FB page from which I found the meme is a pretty awesome page to follow.)