My New Year’s Resolution
By Christopher Munroe
In the new year, I’m going to like me.
I’ll look upon myself, upon my works, and strive to honestly like what I see, to take pride in those aspects of myself that I deserve pride in, to see those aspects clearly, rather than depending on the validation of others.
I’ll self-validate, because I’ll know my own approval is the only approval I’ve ever needed. And, in doing so, I’ll finally allow myself to be happy.
Obviously, this won’t happen. My self-loathing is far too internalized by this point.
Still, I will try.
Or at least: I’ll try to try…