things i’m giving myself more of in 2022

I feel like traditionally, New Year’s resolutions are diminishing: I want to lose weight, I want to eat less carbs, I want to spend less time doing blah-blah-blah. And there’s nothing wrong with that! Honestly I rarely make resolutions anyway. But this year, I’m resolving to give myself more of the good stuff. Like:

This really isn’t something I thought of prior to January 1st; honestly, what inspired me to do this was coming home to a thriving new baby celery plant. Don’t ask me why.

If I had to compress everything I want for myself in 2022 into one thought, it’s that I want to give myself more energy. I tend to be that person that changes plans around others, worries if others are upset by me, tries to make everyone else’s lives easier, etc. And I don’t dislike that about myself, but it gets exhausting especially because I feel guilt ywhen I don’t do those things. I feel undeservedly selfish. But honestly, as I’ve been told time and time again, you can’t pour from an empty cup. And I want to be able to pour, smartly, into things and people that deserve that from me. Including myself.


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