Kaleah McClain, FST LMT FMT NMRT.
Congratulations on making it to 2021! You have leveled up! 😉
In all earnest, though, it is a new year with new opportunities and choices and responsibilities. I have often heard the adage from this article title, “New Year, New Me!” used fervently in this first month which then dwindles back to the eventual trudge towards “next year” or “tomorrow” or “one day”. My only question is what about today? Isn’t there opportunity and potential still dormant within that?
I hope that each of you feels the potential within yourselves this year. Each moment, each experience, each thought is full of hope for being something that adds meaning, intention, quality, and love to your life. My other hope is that you do not feel the need for a “new you”. While the saying has its purpose, I would like to add that “new” implies that the original was not good enough. I disagree entirely, the original is just as beautiful.
In sessions, if a joint could use a bit more mobility or a muscle group could function better, I like to tell clients “it looks like there is more potential within this area”. I hope that this new year brings more self awareness, self love, kindness, and vulnerability. I hope that you get the chance to explore your potential and find newness within the already worthy and amazing being that you are.
For me personally, I have changed the quote in my head. It’s no longer “New Year, New Me”, but rather “New Year, Growing Me”. Happy New Year, and happy exploring and growing to you, as well!