This is a phrase that gets batted around every new year, and it’s something that I have a problem with. As soon as the new year hits the diet companies start. New year, new you! What’s wrong with the old you? The old you got you to where you are, fought your battles and braved your demons.
There is nothing wrong with having goals and wants for the coming year but this idea of reinvention doesn’t sit well with me. Last year was a big one for me. Let’s review:
- In January I went back to my old boxing class. Now I’m three belts in.
- In February my debut children’s book hit the public forums and has since got awesome reviews.- You can read a couple here: https://frasersfunhouse.com/2019/04/28/book-review-magic-pie-by-robyn-embrey/ https://whatsinmywonderland.com/2019/04/11/magic-pie-by-robyn-embrey/
- https://www.racheldowning.co.uk/magic-pie/ https://littletinkablee.com/2019/04/20/magic-pie-childrens-book-review/
- I started to share pictures of the cakes that I make for family and friends on social media. And even started to make a little bit of money here and there from it.
- In June depression hit me hard! My little girl would be starting preschool in September and I started to freak out about my place in the world, that stuck around until probably November.
- But I admitted that I needed help and I found it. In the form of Kenny Mammarella D’Cruz and his VD sessions: watch this space for a write up of what that is and how it works! and Boy does it work!
- Then I spent Christmas with the family that I chose.
So all in, last year wasn’t so bad. Yes, it’s the end of a decade! That is a highly overwhelming concept for me! I’ve achieved a lot: Had kids; got married, got a degree, had a couple of house moves. I have goals and aspirations for this year. But I need to take it one year at a time.
But New Year New You? No thanks. I’m modifying the old me.