It’s ok not to make New Years resolutions.

It’s ok not to make New Years resolutions.

As we enter into December, I for one am thrilled to be bombarded with Christmas themed blog posts, tinsel topped videos, snow flurried instagram photos and all of the grinch style tweets. I live for this season all year round. December is my favourite month right up until the 24th – it’s the run up to Christmas I adore, not the day itself so much.

Whilst I thoroughly delight in all things Christmas related, much like Buddy in Elf, I must admit I’m not a lover of New Year celebrations. I never have been, I’ve always thought of it as an ending, a review of the year in hand – of which I had such grand hopes for, so many goals I wanted to achieve. I expect far too much of myself I know.

This year I’m feeling it all the more, there seems to be an overwhelming amount of New Years content in my feed. Maybe I’m just more tuned into it.

Resolutions to make, goals to create, a new year to think up expectations that reach and go far beyond the stars in the sky. This year I’m saying no.

I’m not going to make resolutions. I won’t be making a list of goals. I won’t be vowing to become a better person. I kind of like the one I am, and yes I have a million and one faults, but they all add up to me. I want to partake in some workshops in the near future, but those will be to enhance my skills rather than my personality.


This is a little note to you, you are absolutely 100% amazing as you are. You don’t need to become something better. You don’t need to be more like so and so. You are wonderful just as you are.

As I browse through my Bloglovin’ activity feed, it feels like all I can see is

“How to be *****”

“10 ways to get****”

“20 Ideas for *****”


Don’t get me wrong, I don’t roll my eyes upon seeing them, I click my little mouse thinking these posts are about to tell me something I don’t know. Enlighten me on how to be a better human. But, they don’t.

I’m not saying there isn’t a place for content like this, I totally think there is. But right now, it’s not for me. Right now, I just want to do… me. I don’t want to be more like someone else. Live another’s life. I just want to quietly enjoy my own life, with my four cats, finding the good in the every day.


I guess if you’re reading, this is just a little note to you. It’s okay just to do you. In fact, it’s more than okay, it is every kind of wonderful.


Peta x



  1. December 3, 2017 / 2:36 am

    I totally agree with you. Sometimes it’s okay not to be wanting to have resolutions or anything. I feel like everyone makes goals and it’s almost expected that you will have goals as a blogger. But sometimes we don’t all think like that.

    • Peta
      December 3, 2017 / 8:46 pm

      Thank you for your comment lovely Courtney <3 xx

  2. December 3, 2017 / 8:13 pm

    Absolutely right! It can all be so exhausting, before the New Year has even started! I’m all about my word for the year instead 🙂 x

    • Peta
      December 3, 2017 / 8:47 pm

      Sending lots of love your way Cat, thank you for your comment <3 xx

  3. December 4, 2017 / 12:12 pm

    Love this Peta. There can be so much pressure to go along with the ‘new year, new me’ stuff. I say just have your own personal goals throughout the year, whatever they may be.

    I think the NY stuff tends to be much bigger as well, like some kind of whole-life overhaul, and often people end up not achieving what they set out to and that leads to feeling pretty bad about ourselves!

    • Peta
      December 4, 2017 / 1:09 pm

      Yes exactly! It’s the new year new me thing that gets to me most I think! xx

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