It’s Okay

It’s okay to have stayed in bed to receive the new year. It’s okay to prioritized your sleep because you were tired. It’s okay to be tired. It’s okay to not have it all together.

It’s okay to write reminders telling you some things are okay despite not being viewed as the norm.

No, really – it’s okay. 

You don’t have to do what every one else does. You can have your own different traditions.

You don’t have to have the countdown on your television screen. You don’t have to have the 12 grapes. You don’t even have to have a list of resolutions.

Let’s be honest, you’ve made goals you’ve achieved mid year. You don’t have to start on the first.

Don’t resolve to burden yourself by setting unrealistic goals.

Don’t throw a pity party when things don’t go as planned. – Expect the unexpected.

It’s okay to roll your eyes at similar stories, just because society condemns those who don’t abide by society’s standards. It’s rude, but it’s okay – no one is watching.

Even then, it’s okay to be blunt. Have them call you mean, it’s okay. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. And just like that remember that other people’s opinions don’t necessarily define you.

Do you boo. And as long as you are striving to be better for yourself and those around you, that’s what matters. That’s what you’re doing and that’s what makes it okay.