We're gonna sit down and have a casual talk today. No fancy pictures, no cool fonts, no more pretty words or wrapping up.
(I'll make this quick.)
I don't have any New Year's Resolutions. Do you? You're probably gonna break them. I would break them if I made any. Just sayin'. (This is a thing I say in real life way too often, that I probably shouldn't.)
It's time to stop wrapping up 2016. Time to stop talking about it. That whole tangle of things is done and dead and we've got a whole new year coming out in front of us. We've gotta focus on that.
But if you want 2017 to be great, if you want it to be your year...you've gotta make it your year, right?
You can't control everything.
But you can control yourself. How you react to things. How you fight. How you treat people. How you attack the problem before it comes. What you tell yourself, whether or not you get help, how you cope before and during and after. You remember in Hamilton when Burr's singing that "I am the one thing in life I can control?" Probably don't be Aaron Burr, but maybe pay attention to that line.
If you want 2017 to be your year, go for it.
Have an action plan. Get help. Determine what you need to do. Do the things that scare the crap out of you. Just. Do. It.
(You thought I was going to use the gif, didn't you? NOT THIS TIME LOSERS.)
One little, agonizing step at a time. Baby steps, if you have to. That's how we're all gonna get somewhere.
One step at a time, go for it.
It's been a year and I love you all. This is my year. Probably yours, too.
As long as we go for it.