A New Year, New Me? Not Likely.

KRISTA ALBRITTON
Staff Writer

It’s that time again.

We made it through another year and with that comes writing the wrong year on your papers for six months and the multitude of New Year’s Resolutions.

As much as I’m not a fan of writing incorrect dates, I’m even less enamored with yearly lies. That’s right, I don’t believe in the ritual of making a New Year’s Resolution.

It seems as though people think that in order for you to start a new year of your life, you have to agree to change. Now, I’m not talking about those that are truly determined to make a change in their life. If you are honestly aiming to better yourself, it has nothing to do with the New Year.

I respect that and find no fault with that kind of resolution. What I do find fault with, however, is “promising” to make a huge change just because it’s expected and everyone else is doing it. Don’t attempt a lifestyle change just because you feel as though it’s necessary to jump on the “resolution bandwagon.”

There is a reason that the majority of New Year’s Resolutions aren’t followed through.

These resolutions are disingenuous, and things founded from a lie never come to fruition. It may work for a while, but eventually, living a lie gets difficult. If you don’t wish to change or feel as though you don’t need to, just be honest about it. Don’t lie to yourself.

If working out and eating healthy isn’t your thing – don’t do it. If you don’t want to start saving your money – keep spending. If you are happy with the current you – don’t change.

Be who you want to be, but do it according to your own terms and conditions. So, tell yourself the truth and get off of that bandwagon.