2023 and Still Me

We have just welcomed a brand-new year! When I was younger, I used to think that the New Year was a fresh start, a new beginning. It felt like magic, a new year hit, and all of a sudden, I had a blank slate, and I was a new person.

I anticipated the new year and all that it helped me feel. It was almost like life started over again and I had 12 amazing months ahead of me. The world was mine and I felt unstoppable.

Reality Set In

Fast forward to today and the new year is still wonderful, but it does not hold any extra power or magically change my life in any way. There is no reset button. It’s 2023 and I am still me.

Some of you may know that I am on a journey to live more authentically. I have a very difficult time expressing certain parts of myself and the way that I feel. My biggest fear is rejection, this leads me to only show certain sides of myself to others. Being more authentic is and still will be a major goal of mine this year.

I Hold the Power

It is up to me to hold myself accountable for this goal. It is up to me to start expressing myself in ways that align with how I am feeling. No date on the calendar is going to magically change this for me, I have to change this!

I must say that I am doing much better in reaching my goal, I can share and be a lot more open than I once was, but I have a very long road ahead of me. I have a road to self-discovery, and higher self-esteem, I have a road to allowing myself to feel what I am feeling and then put it to good use instead of letting it consume me. Perhaps my biggest setback is my inability to truly love myself as sad as this sounds.

My Wish

For 2023, I want to come out as a stronger woman, one who truly loves herself and can be herself 100% of the time. A woman who is not afraid to live and isn’t worried about what others think. This is my wish for me.

My wish for you is that you are filled with great health, hope, love, and happiness. My wish for you is that all of your dreams come true and that you realize what an asset you are here on this Earth!

This is my wish for you and me in 2023.


6 thoughts on “2023 and Still Me

  1. Nearly every person has many masks and facets of themselves they show or allow to be perceived, or don’t. And some people are fake. I wish we felt free to be in our entirety (because in reality, we basically are, for now), but I guess we’re all self- made subjects of an etiquette of sorts. This and/or we feel people don’t truly care, thus we do not show all. You allow yourself to love yourself enough to hope the best for you & others, and leave comments on others’ posts that make smiles happen, as well as type kind hopes in your own. May you accomplish that which takes you to peace and fulfillment. And thank you. Happy 2023. Hope I don’t continue to write & type 3 2’s. So far so good.😁

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    1. Dawn, this is such a kind comment!! A very helpful one as well, you opened my eyes to the fact that this is most likely commonplace for many people and that I am not alone in this. Thank you so very much and I hope that all of you dreams come true in 2023. Happy New Year! You are appreciated and loved! ❤


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