September is the new new year
September is the new new year they say here, here, and here. I am so on board with this. It's the perfect time to sit down and reflect and realize that January is nearly here and it is time to get things in order. I'm brushing off the cobwebs and refreshing my blog to kick off the 2017 new new year.
I'm busy. Everyone is busy. The word should be removed from the American lexicon because it is pointless to mention. I am jumping back into blogging as if I never stopped because I've found myself paralyzed by my need for perfection.
I told myself I needed to redesign the site, outline my plan, and refresh all my stagnant social channels before I could get started and the blog sat still. Untouched and out of date because I could not find a magical pocket of time to do nothing but work on my blog. I'm abandoning this belief and doing what I can. Here and everywhere else.
This new new year I will write, and I will share. That's it. That is all I will commit to. Underwhelming but it's a fresh start and first step to getting back to what I love. I am going to apply this to everything else I do as well.
I will not self-flagellate as a result of my useless, lifelong quest for unattainable perfection. It is so played out, but the ghosts of this behavior always return to haunt me. I will accept this and play an imperfect game of whack-a-mole to the best of my ability.
That's my life.
I will take the time to reflect and make decisions about what is most important to me and get it done. This new new year I will crush it at what matters most, and I won't stress what I can't. No long list of resolutions (although I love those) merely an exercise in the reflection of what I value most and remaining mindful of my progress along the way.
What will you accomplish this new new year?