In modern times, New Year’s resolutions are goals for the coming year.
However, the New Year tradition dates back over 4,000 years, and was actually about reflecting on the prior year. Put simply, it was about looking back, as opposed to looking forward, and using that momentum to improve.
There’s a lot of empowerment in using the New Year to look back. After all, through the good times and the tough times of the past year, we made it!
It’s via this enlightened lens that New Year’s serves as an especially poignant annual milestone for those of us living with disability, illness or any adversity. We made it!