I Don’t Have a New Year’s Resolution for 2018… and that’s okay

Posted On 12/09/2017

Tis the season to be jolly and to everyone figuring sharing why 2018 will be their year. My newsfeeds and timelines are filled with my internet friend’s personal highlights the lowlights and everything in between from 2017. On the flip side, I see a number of New Year’s Resolution posts. I enjoy seeing the excitement of others as they make these declarations for what they want in 2018. As I read the posts, I can’t help but think, “shouldn’t I already know what I want out of 2018?” The truth is,  I don’t know. I’ve always been the person that enjoys having a plan A, B and C. I like having everything mapped out and dates set in stone. 2017 was the first year I didn’t have anything planned. I just knew I needed a new job and everything else would fall into place around that.

And it did.

While sitting at home in my unemployment,  I decided I wanted to start a blog. I researched how to go about starting a blog and I purchase my domain name on the same day. 13 days later, I launched I had no idea what I was doing, no long-term plan, and I didn’t know if I would even be good at it. It’s almost a year later and  I’ve developed a blogging support system filled with my friends and family, I’m in a number of Facebook communities for bloggers and entrepreneurs and I’m working with an AMAZING writing coach. None of this was premeditated. As a result, 2017 was probably the best year of my life. 2017 was far from perfect, but it was the first time I felt like I really lived my life without caring so much. SideNote: I did find a new job. 

Do I have goals? Yes! Do I have a plan to meet my goals? Absolutely! I use my vision boards and my Slay Your Goals Planner to help me stay accountable.   EVERY DAY is a great day to make something happen. January 1st shouldn’t be the only day I feel compelled to start over, cut someone out of my life or kick a bad habit. I can’t confidently say that I’ll have a renewed sense of mind and all of the setbacks and obstacles that happened to me in 2017 will just magically leave my memory when the clock strikes midnight. Nor do I believe that my life will be drastically different in 2018. I want 2018 to be 2017: The Sequel. Not because 2017 was perfect (Trust me, IT WASN’T), but I’ve learned so much this year and I don’t believe I should interrupt this path I’m on. I’m still learning more about myself and I like the direction I’m going in.

I’m not anti-New Year’s Resolutions, but creating a New Year’s Resolution isn’t right for me; not this year.

I don’t know what new adventures 2018 will bring, but I do know that it will be SIMPLY KYMTASTIC!


What’s your attitude towards New Year’s Resolutions? I’d love it if you shared your thoughts below in the comments.

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  • Elaine Cartledge 12/11/2017 at 10:28 AM

    I enjoyed reading your blog. It gave me a new prospective about New Year resolutions.

    • Kymmie 12/19/2017 at 2:56 PM

      Thanks lady!

  • Leo 12/19/2017 at 10:28 AM

    Couldn’t agree more, you don’t need the turn of the calendar year to be inspired, you should be that way all the time! Great post!

    • Kymmie 12/19/2017 at 2:55 PM

      Thank you!

  • NotJustAPrettyFace (@OfficialGillSee) 12/19/2017 at 11:00 AM

    I am so not prepared for 2018. With everything that is going on in my life I have just decided to let Go and let God. I believe that He wouldn’t bring me this far to leave me. But glad I am not the only one who doesn’t have resolutions.

    • Kymmie 12/19/2017 at 2:54 PM

      I’m glad I’m not the only one either.

  • kingteeuhh 12/19/2017 at 12:39 PM

    congrats on the new job! im looking for one now myself. I don’t really set resolutions anymore but I like to do themes for the new year and thats been working out well

    • Kymmie 12/19/2017 at 2:54 PM

      Thank you. I think themes are a great approach.

  • Sara 12/19/2017 at 3:00 PM

    I love this. I stopped making New Years resolutions a few years ago because, like you said, change doesn’t need to wait until January 1st!

    • Kymmie 12/19/2017 at 4:04 PM

      Yes. I’m not ready for the change at this moment. It’s not as easy to change as we like to believe.

  • Kim L (@klacoste16) 12/19/2017 at 7:41 PM

    It is totally okay to not have a resolution. It is a personal choice and no one should feel obligated to have one.

  • AmberLynn 12/19/2017 at 8:11 PM

    I completely agree with you on several levels. I am hoping for 2018 to be the sequel to 2017, with an even greater storyline, because 2017 has been wonderful to me. So much has happened, and I am so thankful for this amazing year that I have had. I have ONE resolution (I usually NEVER make any resolutions): Live my best life!

    • Kymmie 12/20/2017 at 10:25 PM

      Living your best life is a good resolution. I guess that was my resolution for 2017, even though I didn’t call it that.

  • Stephanie Eiler 12/19/2017 at 10:58 PM

    This is such an encouraging post!! I am so happy for you and the changes that you made in your life, and that 2017 was such a fantastic year for you. I have enjoyed following you and am excited to see what 2018 has in store!! Keep it up girl!!

    • Kymmie 12/20/2017 at 10:24 PM

      Thank you so much!!! It’s been a fun ride.

  • Dawn Karwoski 12/20/2017 at 10:21 AM

    I totally agree! I am not a fan of resolutions, and instead prefer setting goals.

    • Kymmie 12/20/2017 at 10:23 PM

      Yes. Goals are much more intentional and focused.

  • lucywilliamsglobal 12/22/2017 at 8:59 AM

    Last year I set out goals for something I thought I wanted, then changed my mind and went in another direction. I trusted my gut and I have had a great year! New Years resolutions are good, but you can change them along the way with what really works for you. Happy New Year ✨

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