New Year; New Me? No Thanks!

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Hey everyone!! I know, I know…it’s been a long while, but you wouldn’t believe some of the things I’ve gone through in the last few months, mainly linked to the fostering, but add that to the chaos of Christmas and having ADHD/ SAD and I’ve basically only just been keeping my head above water. Anyway, Happy New Year to you all, hope you managed to survive the holiday season.

To be honest I find it to be very overwhelming, especially the pressure of buying the perfect present for people and then obviously trying to make it special for the kids. I was mainly looking forward to boxing day thinking I’d finally be able to relax but nope! Two days after Christmas and I was just utterly restless, I had to get out the house and do something. I’m thinking it’s probably the change of routine combined with my anxiety that did it. As much as us ADHDers hate having to be somewhere at a certain time, it does help to keep us accountable and motivated.

“What’s wrong with the rest of the year?”

~ADHD Girl

So new year? And with it comes endless possibilities. Have you ever noticed a lot of people like to make new years resolutions or say new year; new me around this time, but how many of them actually follow it through? I’ve never been one for New Years Eve either to tell you the truth; there is a stupid amount of pressure to go out, have the best possible night of your life and be a completely different person as soon as the clock strikes down on midnight. What’s wrong with the rest of the year? My point is if you want to make a change, you need to want it and if you want it then there is no reason why you should wait for a brand-new year. And if you don’t want to change or feel like you’re not ready to then don’t! Life is hard enough without putting unrealistic expectations into the mix.

My only goal for this year is to lose about 60 pounds. Yes, I’ve always had issues with my weight because food is my emotional crutch. I mean there are worse things to be addicted, but it still has an overall impact on my health. I’ve got a big family holiday coming in the summer, so I want to be able to look back on the photographs with a little bit of pride and also manage to keep up with my foster kids. I mean they have tones more energy than me, so I probably won’t be able to no matter how fit I am, but there has something got to be said for giving it your best shot.

“You should change because you want to, not because it’s New Years Day!”


Anyway, just because I don’t believe in all of the expectations placed upon the new year, doesn’t mean I’m not excited for the year ahead. Hopefully I’ll be able to post on my blog more regularly than I have been doing in the New Year, I’ve already got an idea on my next blog article. So best wishes everyone and don’t forget to be your fabulous ADHD selves.

PS. I’m aware of the irony of me wishing you a Happy New Year on the 1st February, but hey this girl’s got ADHD so don’t expect the norm!


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