New Year, New Me...Or Nah
Okay y'all, 4MP Bobby told me I need to introduce myself. Honestly, I suck at introductions. I never know if I should do the, "here are three facts about me" spiel, or, if I should just be cool and leave it at saying my name. For the sake of balance, I will try both. I'm a Houston native named Raven and a Libra, amongst other things. I love to write, and ultimately cherish the opportunity to touch people — get ya head out the gutter, I ain't mean it like that. My writing style is conversational, and I want readers to feel like we're sitting at the dinner table, chopping it up with a plate of pasta and good wine (get you some Port in your life. Ladies be careful. Fellas, thank me later). I love to write about spirituality, but not ya mama's Sunday morning worship service. I’m also passionate when it comes to good music and my blogs here will reflect that adoration. I hope you enjoy, Thank you for reading and thank you @4mpBobby for letting me share my stories here!
I know you’ve all seen the "New Year, New Me" post on Instagram, and every other pretentious social media site. Personally, I appreciate the Resurrection of a person. Making the decision to reinvent oneself is pretty amazing and it takes a lot of courage to look in the mirror and say, "Ratchet self, you know I love you. All the dumb shit we've done has been one hell of a good time, but it's time to boss up." I love that kind of energy, but I have a few questions for the New Year, New Me Church of Trap in Christ Gucci #Burr. Where did this concept come from? I mean, we know it came from "the man" chile, but why did so many people adopt it? Why is the signaling of a New Year the driving force behind self recognition and development? Why are you waiting til the ball drops to transform? (Btw, there may or may not have been a pun intended)
I had a conversation with a girlfriend of mine (Hey Brooke giiirrrrllll) and picked her brain about this "New Year, New Me" concept. She hit me with the most profound thought, "What would life be like if there was no such this as a New Year". In all honesty, I never really saw the '"New Year" as a thing. When it comes to conspiracies, I completely take my seat with the other crazies who believe there is no such thing as time. In my opinion, there is just a constant inheritance of now's. If we were really interested in a "New Year" we'd follow the Spring Equinox, but I am not getting into all that on here, because I know y'all don't give a damn. Anyway, this basic idea that the clock resets on January 1st is odd. The strangest part about it, is the way people feel the need to automatically reset as well. It just seems so robotic.
The New Year, New Me song seems to be one that got its melody from the world we call social media. I know it was out long before the self-righteous posts and tweets, but this motto really got it's push from the influence of the internet world. (Like majority of the lies told to humanity). What bothers me about this ideology is the anxiety it brings people. Unknowingly everyone is so fixated on the frenzy to "be new,” which leads to harping on the horrors of the previous year and ultimately becoming a slave to past transgressions. It consumes people for months at a time and honestly, that shit is scary. Like I mentioned earlier, I appreciate anyone trying to resurrect themselves. (Yeah baby, we got that kinda power. Better tap into it). The problem with this January pressure to boss up is that it’s rooted in self-pity and ultimately fear. Let me break it down so it can forever be broke. We see it on the timeline, "2018 tried to break me down" or "2018 was a lesson", so on and so forth. Hardly, do we ever see a sense of fullfilment from the passing year. There’s always this desire to do more, have more, and be more. (In no way am I saying settle, but a positive outlook is necessary for true progression). We create this cycle, almost stating, that if we don't accomplish all that was desired in the previous year, that we’re bound to be driven by our past failures the follwing year. And this happens EVERY SINGLE YEAR. I know y'all see it. That's how this time thing works. It's just a boatload of anxiety and stress to get it right, as if you didn't already have it right.
The best way to get past the idea that you have to boss up every January 1st is by making it a point to get better daily. One step at a time, my friends. Resurrect from your old ways of thinking and try to live outside of the box You are already the boss you aspire to be. You are in control of your entire life. Intuition is your truest guide. I know we want to achieve our goals, and we should always be pursuing them. But for your soul's sake, do not get caught up in the hype of "New Year, New Me" without appreciating the way you bossed up the year before. A whole 365 days went by and on at least one occasion, you began forming positive patterns and innovating paradigm of thought, which is basically the foundatition of forming a newer version of yourself. If there was no such thing as a new year, you'd see that a new you was birthed daily. The goal of the enemy, the elite, (yeah I'm calling you by name dammit) is to get you distracted. You did more than survive the previous year, you created it. Go into the next year, if you want to call it that, creating the life that you want daily. Practice gratitude. Practice self-love and acceptance everyday. The "New Year", figuratively speaking, is any day you rise and resurrect yourself to reach your highest good. If you did that in 2018, baby, you already celebrated your new year!