It's pretty common for people to do resolutions for the new upcoming year, but this year, I want to issue a challenge (a mantra, if you will, a la Joelle):
Often, we feel like we have to compare ourselves to others, gauging where we are in life to someone else's standards, thinking we're ugly/overweight/not as accomplished/boring when we look at others' lives in comparison to our own. This year, for 2013, I challenge you to be.
Embrace yourself: your idiosyncrisies, your football-shaped birthmark on your right thigh, your stretch marks, your overuse of the word "bizarre," your ability to sing all the words to every Pitch Perfect song, your accomplishments, your soul. Know that you're worthy of the world, and just be.
Happy 2013, friends. Here's hoping for a year full of love, joy, and being.