It’s that time, where we near the end of the year, and we watch as people put “new year, new me” as their captions on Instagram…
I don’t want to be that person this year.
2018 has been one of the best years ever, especially after a few rocky years previously, and I’m so grateful for all of the opportunities I was given. I passed my A levels with flying colours, got an amazing new job where I feel appreciated and even received Employee of the Month, started at the new college where I’ve made the most amazing friends and now in 2019 I embark on a new journey of adulthood where I’ll be starting university. While this all seems amazing, the year had it’s downs as well, with loosing a member of my family and having episodes where my mental health got the better of me but through these events I really feel like I’ve grown so much. 2018 has shaped me into a much better person who is in a better place physically and mentally.
It’s this same person I want to take into 2019 because no matter what happens I will always be India Stilling. I may look different every year (I have a habit of frequently dying my hair) and I may act different but at the same time I am still me and nothing is gonna change that. I will always be emotional and sensitive and have things wrong with me, but that is what makes me ME.
So in 2019 I want to be the best version of myself possible and every year I am going to keep striving to be the best that I can possibly be because there’s no such thing as perfection but I wanna see how close I can get.
I had this totally unoriginal idea to start having a ‘word of the year’ so that I had something that I could try and focus on throughout the year because I have a habit of trying to do too much at the same time and then things go disastrously wrong. By having just one thing to focus on, it feels a lot more manageable.
This year I want to be more CONSCIOUS. I think this is a great word to choose because of how broad it is and it has been cropping up in my life a lot more at the moment so it feels like a message from the universe.
There’s a lot going on in the world at the moment especially when it comes to climate change and I feel like I need to be more conscious of my actions because I want to start making small changes to help the planet. Things like not buying single use plastics and even clothes shopping more ethically. I’ve been doing a lot of research into it at the moment and my shopping habits are not the worst but they are not the best.
Additionally I need to be more conscious of what I eat due to the fact I’ve gained a lot of holiday weight and for health reasons as well. This doesn’t mean I’m gonna go vegan overnight but I should be more conscious of what I am putting into my body.
Basically I need to keep my eyes open wider when it comes to how I look at the world and the things I am buying. I also want to incorporate things like ethical fashion and climate change onto this blog even more because it’s such a relevant and important topic and I have a lot to say.
I am wanting to go onto doing Fashion Promotion at university so I need to be voicing my opinions on important topics such as these!
I would love to know what your resolutions are for the year, or if you are doing a word of the year!?!
Happy New Year y’all x