2020 has been one hell of a year. Thankfully we only have a little over three months left. 2021 will bring so much that is better than this year. Life can finally get back to normal and we can put this shit show of a year behind us.
Um, no. That is not how it works.
I have heard so many variations of those three sentences over the past few weeks. So many people think that the new year will bring big change and our world will somehow just come out of this pandemic. People are assuming that 2021 will bring back life as we knew it before 2020.
I’m sorry to be the one to tell you this, but that isn’t true. That is not what 2021 will do for us. In fact, no matter what year it is, we don’t need a new year to bring about change in our life.
If you want change in your life, I mean, really truly want change, then you don’t need a new year. You don’t need a new year, a new month, or a new week. You simply need a new moment. Every single moment we breathe air on this earth is a new moment to enact change in our life.
Are you in a bad mood? Take this moment, this very moment, and make the decision that you will take a breath and change your mood. Maybe you need two breaths and two moments, but you absolutely can change your mood.
Do you want to learn something new? What are you doing right this moment? Reading this blog? Well get off whatever service you are on and go learn that thing you want to learn! If you are here because you are looking to learn tips on how to change your life, then you are in the right place. But if you want to learn to paint, or work on your car, or build that table, or learn a new language, you can make the decision in this very moment to change what you are doing and go learn that new thing.
Do you want to spend more time with your spouse, your kids, or anybody in particular? Go fucking do it!!
Seriously. I’m tired of letting life pass me by because I am not taking charge of every moment that I am living. I have been spending entirely WAY too much time watching TV every night with my husband instead of getting shit done that gets me closer to my goals. I don’t need a new year to finally start working towards those goals. I need this moment. This very moment that I’m sitting here and typing out this post. I turned off the TV and got busy writing. I found my topic that I felt passionate about and here you are reading it.
I don’t need a new year. You don’t need a new year. We get what feels like a million new moments every single day and it is our choice as to what we do with each one of those new moments. It doesn’t take much to change, it is actually really easy, but it does take change. Nothing will change if nothing changes. Nothing from this year to next year will change if you, yes you, don’t put forth the effort to enact change.
Stop waiting for a new year. Stop waiting for a new month or a new week. You keep letting new moments pass you by. Take the next moment, yes the very next moment, and get serious about the change you want in your life. Nobody can do it for you. This is all on you.