Be Better

Every year after the rush of the holidays, I am always amazed at how the end of a new year creeps up. One moment you are basking in the July heat and the next you’re counting down for the ball to drop at midnight. That saying “The days are long but the years are short”? So very true.

Being surrounded by all the love and energy from family creates a warmth and positivity in me that I hold onto far after we all go back to our day to day lives. If I could bottle it up and save it, I absolutely would, because it’s so powerful.

Here we are half a month into the new year and things are looking up. The year actually started off on a terrible note, but when plans A-Z fail, you sometimes have to go back to A. I have half heartedly jumped around and revisited all my plans over the years, but I’m realizing it’s best to just restart simply and with a fresh perspective. When you’re not truly ready for change, it feels as though things fall apart. Like buildings are on fire, sirens are blaring, and you’re just making all the wrong moves. Or maybe that’s just how I feel? But I now realize that when you’re mind is prepared and you’re all in, things start to take a nice turn as long as you keep up the momentum.

Listen, failing is HARD. Trust me. I fail at something each day and so many things haven’t worked out for me, but I always try to pick the momentum back up. Having support system has helped me tremendously, but I also have a lot of heart and that is what perseverance takes.

So go ahead and fail. Wallow for a bit because sometimes you just need to, then pick yourself up and move on the best way you can. It’s not easy but it’s definitely worth it. Use the high from the holidays and propel yourself into something great. It’s a new year and that may not mean much to some, but to me that means you’ve lived to see another chapter in life so now you have to make it better than the last.


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