I Don't Need a New Year -- Just a New Day

January 6, 2015 5:37 PM

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Why do we put so much pressure on the New Year ahead of us? It's just another day, so what's up with the lofty goals and expectations we put on January 1 every year? Throughout my 20s and into my 30s, every new year, I would proclaim, "This is going to be the year... my year!" Forget about last year -- all the mistakes and misery, self-destruction, chaos, drama and self-will run riot. Come January 1, my life was going to turn around!

It was a running joke with my friends. My "New Year, New Me" Pinterest boards knew exactly what life was supposed to be like for me in the coming year. A new year was sure to change me. That's what a new year is all about, right? Well, that didn't work out for me so well. I didn't lose weight. I did...

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