New Year, Same Me

Queerly Autistic

It’s the time of year when resolutions abound – people procaiming left, right and centre that the new year represents a chance for them to reinvent themselves, turn around their lives, and reach for new and exciting heights.

I won’t be doing any of that.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve bought into that in the past and I bear no ill will to anyone who either enjoys making resolutions or finds it a useful tool to make some necessary changes. I do, however, have a problem with the whole resolution culture and the way that it’s marketed to us – particularly to people who struggle with their self-esteem.

For example, the whole ‘losing your Christmas weight’ aspect of New Year’s Resolution Culture. Is there any better way of making you feel guilty about daring to enjoy yourself at the one time of year when you’re actually allowed to do so?…

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