Happy New Year everybody! If you’re still hungover from the celebration, then you might want to get some help. It’s been a few days, pull yourself together! I hope everyone had a great first week of 2013. I spent my NYE in Brooklyn with one of my sorority sisters that came to visit (hey Buck!) and my former roommate Kelly. And I was reminded of why I don’t go to Brooklyn. There are too many hipsters. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
While y’all are going hard with your new year’s resolutions, I wanted to remind you to make sure you’re doing these things for yourself. And it’s okay if you decide that running three miles a day isn’t something you want to keep up with. Resolutions are yours, not anyone else’s so you make the rules.
I charged you last week with my 2013 mantra “you do you,” and I wanted to charge you this week with something else. I want you to think about change. It happens all the time, and we’re so damn scared of anything being different. As humans, we’re creatures of habit. We like things to be a certain way and when the balance is off-set, we freak out. 2012 was a huge year of change for me, but 2013 is already proving to be so as well and we’re only like a week in!
Don’t be afraid of change. It’s a part of life and a part of growing up. If everything stayed the same all the time, you would get increasingly bored and filled with hatred that nothing exciting happens. Things are going to be different. You’re going to have ups and downs. You’re going to have good days and bad days. You’re going to lose friends and make new ones. You’re going to go through break ups. You’re going to laugh and cry. You’re going to realize that you’re not a kid anymore. You’re going to want to give up.
But you’re going to be fine, I promise. No one ever got anywhere from staying the same.
Caitlin is a graduate of the University of Alabama who has an obsession with cupcakes, coffee, and Harry Potter. She always has random fun facts and is now living and adventuring in New York City. Follow her fabulous life @caitlincorsetti. You’re welcome!