Day One of 366

Author: Aryn Robinson

They say that change is inevitable and that a year’s time can cause a revolution within yourself. I believe these words through and through. I’m not the same person I was at the beginning of 2015 and I will never go back to being that entity.

The way I style myself, the music I jam to in my car, my attitude towards certain situations; these things have all changed over the course of a year. This is what I’ve been building up to become. The purest form of me. I’m raw and more honest than before and I suppose that is a good thing.

One year ago, I was scared to tell the truth about how I felt, always using “I’m great,” to mask the reality that no, everything in my world was not okay. Since then I’ve come to terms that it’s fine to be sad every once in a while because everyone goes through it. No one is jolly 100% of the time. It comes and goes in waves.

I’ve also slightly learned how to do things independently. This is a tough one that I’m still working on, but it’s nice to know that even if I want to do something and all of my friends are busy, I don’t have to rely on company to do it. Previously, I would change my whole day to appease my friends schedules when I could have done what I needed to before the fact.

Each year, I grow to understand myself and the universe a little more. This year, I expect no less. Hopefully it will be filled to the brim with new tunes, strangers who eventually become friends, roads that lead to destinations unknown and adventures in learning to love myself.

2015 had a surplus of faults and mistakes that we made and the only thing to do is try to learn from them. Let’s become more involved in other cultures and nations to better understand their situation. We need to move forward with ideas instead of sticking with traditions that have been around for hundreds of years. Change is a necessity that we should welcome with open arms. It’s the only way that society can continue to evolve.

Maybe 2016 will be the year of revolution.