Happy New Year!
As the new year has been approaching, like many of you, I've been contemplating resolutions.
I wanted to choose a resolution that I would actually stick to. That meant no more promising to lose weight, to reach January 2nd and find myself working my way through a box of Christmas chocolate that was hiding in the back of the kitchen cupboard!
I don't smoke and I don't really drink either, so it was hard to find something that would be something I could stick to and that was meaningful.
That was until Christmas Day when I unwrapped two presents. I loved all my presents and was extremely lucky, but these two in particular stood out.
Firstly, my husband, (with a nudge in the right direction from my Sister-in-law ), bought me a ring that says "to thine own self be true". I love Shakespeare and Hamlet is one of my all time favourites.
Then a dear friend gave me a snowflake pin badge with a message that read:
Both of these are amazing presents, but it got me thinking. Time and time again I find myself a bit envious of others, sometimes for their body shape, their confidence or something else.
For example, I always wanted to have curly, dark hair like my sister as my hair is dead straight. However my hair naturally has so many different colours in it, people pay a fortune for hair just like mine and then they straighten it. I get it all for free!
I've decided that this new year my resolution will be a simple one, to be myself. It doesn't matter if I'm not as confident as others or if I'm not a size 10. I'm a bit overweight and self confident, but I'm also funny, both ha ha and weird (just ask my family!), I'm clever, kind, loyal and above all, I'm me!
I will endeavour to make 2017 the year that I will be true to myself and as the snowflake reminds me,I am as unique as a snowflake and should celebrate it!