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  • Alexia Klompje


A new year, potential for a new you, an updated version of you, a new way of moving through the world. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And yes, I’m a bit late for this but to be honest I started the year with a major 2021 hangover. I didn’t have that fresh new year feeling when 2022 rolled in. I actually felt really exhausted and a bit hopeless. Which for me is unique. No matter how hard and heavy things get, I always have hope, even if just a glimmer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So I just sat with this feeling for a bit, having compassion for myself, knowing that at some level something was trying to surface, and when it did I would explore it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Lying in a park, having a moment to myself, I heard a voice say “you’re your own worst enemy. Why not just believe for a change?” And I suddenly realized that the hopelessness stemmed from self doubt. And why not just believe wholeheartedly for a change and see what happens? I’ve never tried that before. I spend so much time poking holes in my dreams, visions, desires, beliefs, self. And so for the month of January I’m blindly believing in it all. And you know what? I now have that fresh new year feeling, hope and faith. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So if you’re in a new year funk, why not just believe in yourself and all the good stuff you desire and see where it leads you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Image by Sheridan


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