A new year, a new me!
I cried out to the world
But do you see
Do you see how vague was that phrase.
I did too.
However, the most magical thing about adulthood is,
You learn something new every moment,
And so imagine;
Imagine what 366 days could do.
A year ago,
I was a different person.
A person who was afraid,
A person desperate to get out
A person unsatisfied.
A year ago,
My happiness did not depend on my actions,
It was stuck in the hands of others
Friends, family all the same;
played hide and seek with it.
My worth wasn’t determined by myself
I looked at them for approval
Needless to say, I didn’t think I was worth that much
In a world of diamonds and rubies, I was a pebble.
But oh its a wonder
What 366 days can do to someone
A year ago, I gave up hope
I decided, I was destined to be mediocre,
But these 366 days was a wake up call
Not exactly a call; more of a slap in the face
Each of the 366 days taught me how to be a young adult in this world.
It taught me to be passionate,
Be adventurous, be spontaneous.
I learnt to be kind to strangers,
Show my affection and not bottle them up,
To try new things, to take some risks.
The past 366 days taught me to keep my happiness in myself
My happiness belonged to myself.
It taught me not everyone will love you and that’s okay
The important thing was that I loved myself.
That everyday I looked in the mirror and said,
I’m happy to be myself
It dawned on me,
You needn’t wait for a new year,
To turn your life around.
My new year wasn’t January 1st
My new year is today,
My new year is tomorrow
My new year starts whenever i make a change,
My new year is everyday.