New Year. New You…But not really.

As the new year approaches it’s time for all of us to generally take a few minutes to think of what we accomplished this year, what we didn’t accomplish this year. What we did, what we didn’t do. And of course, think of the things that we’d like to start doing or not doing next year.

I feel like my list of resolutions are normally the same — be a nicer person, get in shape, read more, and of late be more open is on the list too. Trying new things, meeting new people — these are two things that I’m so not comfortable with. I moved around quite a bit as a kid so it’s strange that this isn’t one of the things I’m actually good at.

I think that this year though I’m not going to do that. I’m just going to be me.

I’m the girl at a bar that is just looking at emails, Twitter, or Instagram at a bar — it’s not that I’m not interested, but that’s how I feel comfortable. I’m the girl that if I don’t like you, you will know it, because I won’t talk to you. If I have nothing to say to you, I can’t pretend it just doesn’t happen for me — so I’m not even going to try.

Last year I tried to be different, to give people time who I already knew I wasn’t interested in talking to, to try and be a nicer person because I see my Mom and brother and want to be more like them but the fact is I’m not. I’m my own person and the people who know me best know that when I care, I care deeply, and when I don’t, I don’t.

So whatever your resolutions are or aren’t, here’s to a great 2016 full of new adventures and amazing stories.