A few days ago, I wrote a lengthy post about 2017; what I loved and what I hated, how my resolutions went, and my resolutions for next year. So another post probably isn't necessary, but I want to send 2017 off with a positive affirmation, as we prepare to bring in the New Year tonight, and I hope you'll join me. Here it is:
Depending on your time zone, you may have a few hours left before midnight, maybe more, maybe less, and it may even be passed midnight. Either way, that's okay. There's still time to stand strong in your conviction that you're not going into 2018 with your 2017 problems. Realistically, tomorrow is just another Tuesday. New month, new year, but with it comes hope. Sure, realistically, your problems; whether they be financial, job related, work related, etc.. they'll still be there. You can work on changing them, which I encourage. If it's broke, fix it. It takes time, but it's worth it. So, even though when midnight hits, they don't dissolve from your life, you can still step into 2018 with one thing that is different, and that's your mindset. That's one of the few things you can try to control in this world. You can't control the bills that never stop, or asshole people, or for whatever reason your job situation. But, you CAN control how you view it. And you can make this vow, right here and right now, with me, that you WILL change what needs changing, even if it takes time and it hurts, you WILL do it. You WILL have a positive mindset, and not let the first negative thing negate the progress you've made and continue to make. With this new year comes a renewed sense of hope and faith.
By default, I'm a realist, who leans more pessimistic than anything, because I know the world is a shitty place. But, I also know a thing or two about self-fulfilling prophecies. You wake up, and tell yourself it's going to be a shitty day, and the one bad thing that happens (which there will always be at least one), you'll be telling yourself "see, I knew today was going to be shitty." Don't do that to yourself. I know this from experience, it's the life I have lived for years, and it's not worth it.
So let's be #team2018 and vow not to let that hope slip away, and vow that you're going to do what's best for YOU this year. I'm going to end this post, my last post of 2017, with one of my favorite quotes, from one of my four favorite movies of all time. Dr. Frank N Further, mad scientist and sweet transvestite, from The Rocky Horror Picture Show sang a song about it, and they are five beautiful words to live by.
DON'T DREAM IT. BE IT.