I find myself constantly desiring things in life that I can easily achieve, and, yet, I also find myself holding me back. Making excuses has become something that I am very good at, and finding reasons to avoid even aspiring for more. This year was supposed to be different, and I am still holding myself back.

Life isn’t just going to hand me my dreams in a gift basket. I am far too lazy and far too behind. The negativity that I surround myself with has such a hold on me, and I refuse to allow it to consume entirely.

This year is going to be different. It isn’t too late. Just because I wasted nine days as the person I vowed to change doesn’t mean I have to waste the remaining 356 in the same manner. This is my promise to myself.

Today marks a day when I will begin my journey to self-discovery, self-acceptance, and self-reliance. I am worthy of the great things life has to offer, and I am worthy of all things beautiful.