At the beginning of every year, many of us are filled with the hope of starting a new year with a fresh start. We imagine cleaning the slate and moving forward from any negative things from the year before. We think of the “new me” we plan on uncovering. However, while I do that, I also try and think of my unapologetic list. Part of creating a “new year, new you” list is knowing your strengths and areas you want to improve. It’s also acknowledging the traits that make you inherently you. Your unapologetic list. For better or worse, those are your traits and a new year doesn’t just mean embracing change, but embracing you! So what are you unapologetic for?
My Unapologetic List
My “I Will Do It All” Mentality
I am not satisfied unless I am busy! I am often judged and criticized for the amount of things I like to have a hand in. I like to stay active and my mind is constantly working. I have a laundry list of hobbies and interests. After one project is completed, it’s on to the next one! And honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I will admit, I can do a better job of having some down time to decompress and take a moment to breathe. And maybe I will. But the busy, mind churning mentality will only make the downtime even sweeter!
My Honesty with Others
My friends know that if they are looking for sugar coating, don’t come to me. I will always give them my honest opinion. While I usually remind them of the disclaimer (“The following is not meant to be cruel or hurtful….”), I truly feel that it makes for a better friendship. If we can’t look for an honest opinion from those close to us, who can we turn to for the truth?
My Love For Being A Cardio Junkie
Don’t get me wrong. I believe it is extremely important to have a well balanced work out regimen. And truthfully, I have great admiration and respect for people, especially women, who lift and actually enjoy it. I, unfortunately, do not. I wish I did, but I don’t. But what I love is cardio. Sweat dripping, heart pumping, high impact cardio. I’ve heard many people tell me that I need more than just cardio and I get that. But I will never stop loving a crazy cardio workout.
My World Revolving Around Her
When she came into my life, she became my everything. We often hear, and tell ourselves, that we must not forget ourselves when we become moms. I agree with that. However, I am certainly a mom who makes decisions and plans activities around my little girl. I try not to lose myself, I try to remember to take care of myself and the relationships I’ve had before she came along. But at the end of the day, she is the most important person to me. And for that, I am unapologetic.