Oh hey there friends!
I took a bit of a forced extended break over the holidays. All the big plans I had of posting last week were thrown out the window when I realized there was no chance of getting anything done with my kids home from school. I’ve never heard the word “mommy” so many times in my entire life. Those long stretches of time together had me questioning myself as a mother and human in general. Not saying there weren’t moments of fun – there were plenty – but those tiny tyrants brought me to my breaking point more than I care to admit.
But I’m back and ready to tackle the new year. And by tackle the new year, I mean mostly do the same things I did last year. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen my rant on stories last night regarding all the “New Year, New You” faux-positivity that has overtaken my feed. I know every year there’s a flood of resolution posts but this year seems like it’s hit an all time high. By the response (I’ve never received so many DM’s before), you guys seem pretty over it too.
I’m all about making positive changes. If you want to eat better, do that. If you want to work out more, you go Glen Coco. If you don’t want to drink, don’t want to eat processed foods, don’t want to use beauty products from CVS, are swearing off swimming with sharks, no longer want to watch The Bachelor… PROUD OF YOU. But is it necessary to share every step of your decision making process and attempt with us on the internet? More importantly, is it necessary to act like you’re changing the world because you’re drinking juice for three days in a row?
Here’s the thing. I am 100% guilty of behaviors like this. I’ve shared juice cleanses, my goal to run the mini and probably lots of other annoying stuff but there’s something about this first of the year, “I’m going to be an entirely new person,” mentality that I can’t deal with right now. Again, I feel kind of like an asshole because I have certainly done my fair share of posturing and posing on the internet but it’s gotten exhausting and WAY too hard to keep up with everything out there.