It’s a whole new year, and you have probably heard the phrase ‘new year, new me’ used countless times. Granted, I used to use that phrase myself, but over time I have realised, “really??” I think a new year holds new optimism and opportunities rather than a whole new, and different, person.

I have never felt so confident at the start of a year before. Normally, I assume that every year will be the same as the last. I’ll go to school. Maybe make new friendships. Maybe try at least one new thing. But this year seems different in a good kind of way. A lot has changed since this time last year- for one, I’ve finished education so I actually have more time to do things with my life.

This year holds so much optimism because there are so many amazing opportunities out there just waiting for me. Whether that’s in friendship, love, relationships, job prospects, or anything in between. I feel as though last year is helping my own growth into this year and the prospects really are endless.

It’s a new year. I feel as though people say this all the time (“blank slate” and all that), but it truly is. I feel like a fresh start is just what I need right now, a time to destress, get rid of all the toxic vibes, and just create new memories. Towards the end of last year I began to realise that life really is too short. Take every year as it comes, and just live for once and feel alive. Take life, and do what makes you happy because it’s the most amazing feeling.

I really hope I end this year with as much optimism as I have begun it with. Leave the past in the past, and create more positive moments. I think that is especially true of last year, and the idea of a new beginning completely excites me. Who knows where I’ll be 6 months from now. Who knows what I’ll even be writing about on here 6 months from now. Who knows how many amazing people I’ll be lucky enough to meet this year. I think it’s also the idea of ‘not knowing’ but being completely overwhelmed and excited with the idea of a new chapter in life. Here’s to 2017 and whatever weird and wonderful things may come with it.

Watch this space.

Love and happiness always,

xo, Becca







11 thoughts on “Optimism

  1. Yes I’ve always been sceptical of the whole ‘New Year, New Me’ thing – it always seems to just be a marketing technique. All the same, there’s something to be said for taking the time to understand exactly what you want! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  2. I hope you have a fantastic 2017! I’m feeling really positive about this year, I think it’s because 2016 was quite a good year for me so I’m feeling optimistic! I’ve made some new year resolutions such as to get fit and healthy, be more positive, travel more etc etc. I really want to live a happy life, I want to take risks and not regret anything, just enjoy the journey really!
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky


  3. I’m always generally optimistic of each year will bring or even each day, so I’m hoping 2017 won’t break that streak of mine! I’m looking forward to the year- I think of it like opening a book that doesn’t have a back cover because you don’t know how much the year has in store for you 🙂



  4. I love your posts. Always make for good reading. I agree with your views on a new year. It does offer a renewed belief in what you can make happen over the next year. I feel positive and optimistic entering 2017 too. Hope you have an amazing year xx


  5. I feel so optimistic this year too and I feel so much more confident within myself! Positive thinking is so powerful! I hope to maintain it for as long as I can! Wishing you all the best for 2017!xx


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