January Editor’s Letter: Why I’m Not Making Resolutions
Hello there 2018!
Welcome to not only a brand new month on Missy, but a brand new year! We are quickly closing out the decade and it is scary. How is 2020 only two years away?
I’m not into New Year Resolutions at all. In my opinion, resolutions set you up to fail and make you feel awful about yourself. I am certain that there is a special place in hell for quotes such as “New Year, New You”. I believe you can start your kick-ass 12 months whenever you damn well please. And you are perfectly fine as you are. I’ve often kicked off January piling unrealistic expectations on myself to look like a Victoria’s Secret model by February. Spoiler, it never happened.
This year I’m not making resolutions, instead my focus for 2018 is to just be happy and enjoy life a bit more. I spend for too much time worrying about silly things and living in the past. I’ve set myself a number of goals, both big and small that I genuinely feel I can make happen. The first thing I did this morning is sign myself up for an Aerial Yoga class. Pray for me!
I’m actually very behind. There I said it. I had plans to overhaul the site over Christmas and to get started planning content for 2018, but in reality I had to wait. I’ve been slowing building towards a burn out for a while now and it hit the week before Christmas. I’ve become so run down and I’ve been putting a mountain of pressure on myself. So I just stopped. Everything.
I think sometimes we have to admit that it’s time to take a step back. It’s not defeat. I’d rather do something and give it my all rather than half-ass it. The world didn’t end because I missed a few posts, although I do kinda hope that you did miss them. After taking a break I’m actually raring to go and ready make 2018 a massive year for Missy. For the first time Missy is a little bit up in the air until I get back to my desk properly. When everything is finally organised I’ll update the January Issue.
As always I love hearing from you. I have loved interacting with some of you over the past few weeks. I will always reply, even if it does sometimes take a while. If there’s something that you loved or something that you would like to see please pop me an email, or Tweet me. Oh, and we are also in the process of getting our newsletter up and running. I’ll keep you updated, but I’m hoping to get the first one ready this month.
Anyway, I wish you the most magical 2018. I hope big, wonderful things happen for you. And I encourage you to chase the things that you love. There will always be good and bad in any given year, but the only time you should look back is to see how far you’ve come. It’s important to celebrate what you have achieved over the past 12 months and to recognise how far you’ve come. They don’t have to be big things. Comparison really is the thief of joy. Ask for help if you need it. Be kind to yourself. And know your limits.