New Year, Same Me. I don't do New Year's Resolutions... but instead I take the New Year as a time to inspire myself? How? Read more: #inspire #motivate #quoteAlas, 6 days into 2015 and we have found ourselves cornered by New Year’s Resolutions.

As expected.

From the realistic to the absurd, everybody seems to be taking the new year as chance to create an all new them.

Personally, I’ve never made a New Year’s Resolution before, and the idea doesn’t appeal to me all that much. In my eyes, every day is a new chance, why do you need a new year to change something? To go on a diet or be nicer to people or start saving for that big vacation? Do it now.

Tomorrow is as much of a new start as the new year is.

You will have the same responsibilities, the same knowledge, and the same body. Waking up on New Year’s morning does not change that, it is the same as waking up on any morning.

To many people, making a New Year’s Resolution is not a commitment, but a wish. If you make one, know going into it that you have work for it. Commit to it. Make a focus. Make a plan. Follow through.

Instead of making a resolution I like to choose a quote or two to focus on, to inspire me to get through whatever I am dealing with. Maybe these quotes will help inspire you to keep your New Year’s Resolution?

Last year my quotes were:

“There is much more to me than anyone has so far discovered.”

And, the one below which I have put on a mug!

“Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers”

I have these quotes printed out and on the wall in my room, and I have alternated them as my phone or computer backgrounds for as long as I can remember.

This year I have chosen two quotes as well:

“If it scares you and excites you at the same time then you should do it.”

And this one, that is already set as my computer background!

“Flowers grow back, even after they are stepped on. So will I.”


And on that note, WELCOME 2015! Let’s see what I can do with you.


Note: I do not know that authors of these quotes, as I found them on Pinterest, and when I look them up multiple authors show up claiming it. If you know who is the real author of these quotes please let me know!


Do you have a New Year’s Resolution, or do you have a reason why you don’t have one? Let me know in the comments below! I would love to hear it.

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4 thoughts on “New Year, Same Me: Inspired

  • January 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Love that quote about flowers growing back! How lovely and inspiring! Good idea to have an inspiring quote for the year! 🙂

    • January 7, 2015 at 3:06 pm

      Isn’t it a great quote? I really need to hear that right now! Thanks 🙂 What do you do for the new year?

  • January 7, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I love this post! I don’t make resolutions, I make goals. While I completely understand the fact that you can start something new any day, I do really like the idea of a “blank slate” to start new goals on. For instance, I reached many of my fitness goals in 2014, so now in 2015 I’m expanding those goals and wanting to push myself harder. Essentially, I set big goals for the year and break them down each month. 🙂

    I love the quotes that you included as well! Very much so something that I enjoyed reading.

    I’m new to the blogging world, I’d love if you checked out my blog (although I can’t figure out how to enable comments on my posts just yet…)


    • January 7, 2015 at 9:57 pm

      Hey Megan!

      Making goals is more of my cup of tea as well 🙂 Congrats on making your fitness goals! Those are always the hardest for me to reach.

      I’ll definitely check out your blog soon here! If you need any help or just want to stay in contact please do 🙂



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