I didn't think I'd have any New Year's resolutions for 2024.
To be honest, I've not had any New Year's resolutions in the last couple of years.
If you've spent any time battling depression, anxiety, or any other similar mental health challenges, simply existing can be enough.
It has been for me.
Part of the journey back from deepest pits of depression has been a battle of self worth.
With a healthy dose of imposter syndrome mixed in.
But for anyone that has fought their way back from dark places, and fought to stay in a better frame of mind - well, I know from personal experience that it's a hell of an achievement.
Often that battle isn't one you get to fight in isolation. Throughout my fight, there have been children to raise, people to tutor and coach, businesses to help, charities to help, and people to care about.
As I look back from where I was almost a decade ago, when depression started creeping into my life, I've come to realise just far I've come.
Along the way, I believe I've become a better person who's managed to do some good things in the last few years.
Things that I should allow myself to celebrate.
And so this year, I'm going to allow myself to enjoy the wins, to celebrate the successes and to look beyond just existing.
To kick start this off, I bought myself a new car, as a Christmas / Birthday / I'm doing good present.
Actually it's an old car. But I once promised myself that when the kids grew up, I'd get myself an old roadster to do up.
So I did.
Time to enjoy life a little! - well, that's my New Year's resolution anyway.