Wishing upon a New Year / by Cinthia Contreras

2016 - There was some good, some bad, some same and some different. But regardless, we made it through and it’s now 2017.

New Years inherently mean new starts so it can be tempting to draw up a list of 1001 resolutions for a newer, better, fresher version of ourselves - then feel bad about it all in March when we realise we haven't stuck to a single one yet.



It can also be tempting to think that a change of date will produce a magical change and that everything  wrong will be fixed the second the clock strikes midnight. But as we all know, it takes so much more than that.


So how can one avoid broken resolution self-flagellation and still use the New Year to start afresh? By throwing out ‘resolutions’, dealing with what we actually want and actively striving to make positive things happen.


May 2017 be a year in which we all harvest and try to put out as much goodness as we each can. Happy 2017 to all :)


The Chicutopian (@barbedchic)