What’s Wrong With the Old You?

With all the “new year, new me” propaganda we are besieged with this time of year, I am reminded of something I wrote awhile ago that I think we all need to hear every now and then.

It is easy to forget it sometimes so as a reminder: You are not your job. You are not numbers on a scale. You are not defined by a paycheck, a neighborhood, a last name, or a degree. You are about more than your worst day or any days where you lost the battle against sobriety or faith or karma. You get to choose who you are every day. When you can, choose to be happy and choose to help people in need. That is your legacy.




  1. There is nothing wrong with the old you (or the old me). However, you don’t have to be sick to get better. One should always try to improve one’s self. Read more, write more, cut out bad and unhealthy food, etc. Still, I love the theme of your blog post! Thanks for sharing!


    1. Point taken (seriously) and I’m always trying to make little adjustments rather than pretending I’m going to make a huge change because I got a new calendar. Because also? Everyone knows you can’t even get a good deal on a calendar until like the middle of January. That’s some hard-earned wisdom right there.

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  2. I liked this a lot! It’s true, there is no such thing as ‘old’ or ‘new’ you there’s just YOU! 🙂 Enjoying reading your posts they make me laugh!


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