As the end of the year draws near, we all start to make our resolutions. We think about the things we want to change about ourselves or do better as we head into the New Year.
We all have our regrets or things we wish we could go back and do again differently.
But, when I think about starting over, I don’t think about those regrets. I don’t think about the mistakes I’ve made or the pain I’ve felt.
I think about the things that I DON’T want to change.
I think about all the things that make me who I am; the traits that I will never give up or apologize for.
So, this is my anti-New Year’s Resolution:
1. I will never apologize for caring too much.
I will never stop wearing my heart on my sleeve or openly expressing my emotions.
I will never hide behind a fake smile in fear of being too much for someone.
If you can’t handle it, then frankly you don’t deserve me.
2. I will never apologize for over-thinking.
I worry….a lot. And I like to have things planned out well in advance.
There are times I get stressed out even though I know it’s all in my head.
I’ve learned to accept it, and I think I’m stronger for it.
3. I will never apologize for knowing what I want.
I’ve always been the kind of girl to make up my mind quickly. I know what I want and when I want it.
Once I’ve made a decision, it takes nothing short of a miracle to change it.
I’ll never allow myself to settle or compromise on the things that matter the most.
4. I will never apologize for being open and honest.
Sometimes, I’m a little bit too blunt. I will never lie to you or hold back.
I say things without thinking them through, and my words often get misinterpreted.
But I’d rather come off as a bitch than as someone who is fake.
5. I will never apologize for my insecurities.
I don’t always love myself or feel comfortable in my own skin.
In fact, I don’t most of the time. I will constantly doubt myself and get jealous.
But if I can’t be critical of myself, who can?
6. I will never apologize for not being perfect.
I’m sarcastic, awkward, overly emotional and full of flaws. But I’ve learned to love every single one of them.
I’ll never change myself for another person.
I know I’ll never be perfect, but seriously who is?
This is who I am, and that's good enough for me.
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