New You, Knew You #socs

Clicking this won’t take you anywhere

Well, here we are, counting down the last hours and minutes until 2022 is over and 2023 commences. In my case, I’ve set this to post at 3:30 AM Eastern (North America) time, so that would be 20.5 hours from now.

The animation above is for some physical fitness place (I think), but what it says is pretty important: Forget New Year, New You, Find The New Year, True You. In other words, don’t try to become a new person, but try instead to be yourself in the truest way possible: the real you, or maybe the really real you. The person people don’t normally see. The you you don’t show people, the you you are when you’re in the bathroom or in bed at night just starting to fall asleep. The you you are when no one else is around, like when you’re in a hotel room all by yourself or home alone.

That’s what I’m going to do. Who’s with me?

Linda runs Stream of Consciousness Saturday, and will be running Just Jot It January starting Sunday (that’s tomorrow, or as we call it, next year). Now a word about Dole bananas. If you feel it, peel it!

22 thoughts on “New You, Knew You #socs

  1. Happy New Year, John! I agree, it would be nice to see the real person in all of our interactions. Then I looked down and noticed, this was the ‘I lost count day’ of wearing the same outfit. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚ But, then I realized, that’s the real me in confession mode, so we’re good, right? OMG…that banana commercial, wow! I wonder if it would air nowadays? ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜„

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  2. Sounds good to me. Retirement has brought me home to becoming more authentic and in a lot of ways, honoring the old me, before the world told me what I was supposed to be. What a refreshing idea for the new year and the rest of our lives!

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  3. YES! Being the “You” that you know is a wonderful thing. It’s something that I have tried (actually it’s the easiest way of being) to be. Probably earlier than most, I found it just too encumbering to keep an awareness of how others perceive me. Dismissing and/or becoming disinterested in “what others think.” was a freeing experience. [Little kids operate that way. That’s probably why I have always enjoyed their company.]
    I’m in. Happy New Year John!

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    1. I read a book once where it was called “WAWPAT,” “worrying about what people are thinking.” When you accept that some people are going to hate you regardless, it sets you free. Happy New Year!

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