2018 – The Year of You

Sunrise at the Grand Canyon

Finding inspiration to blog over the last year has been a losing battle. Fortunately, as I type this, I’m in a good place. The previous 12 months have been trying. “Uncovering” Weinstein’s abuse exposed a spiders web of systemic sexual abuse that continues to grow. 450 people were injured and 58 people died in one of the worst mass shootings the US has ever experienced. Devastated by Hurricane Maria, the island of Puerto Rico is still without power.

On a micro level, times were also tough. There were breakups and breakdowns, hangovers and hangups and one too many nights staying in and recovering from the stress that life dishes out.

The beauty of the New Year is that is holds the promise of change, of reincarnation. It means progress and growth. So even if you are a rigid resolution-follower or you make them knowing you won’t remember them by February 1st, 2018 should be the year of you.

I struggle with mental health issues and sometimes self-care falls to the bottom of my to-do-list. This year I’m setting myself the challenge to make 2018 the year of you. Taking care of yourself and your health can be an uphill battle. Starting January 1st, I’m going to start a monthly series where I outline self-care tips that put a focus on making yourself feel great.

Let me know in the comments the resolutions you’re making to start (and continue) 2018 in the best way.

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