Submission by Michelle Lee (@michellle_lee)
As the ball drops with fireworks and midnight kisses
I shout, “new year, new me”, but do I really listen to
The misconception that plays in my head
Is that what I really said?
There’s going to be so much change
Highs and lows in another 365 days
But I’m still the same person
And that’s completely okay.
I’m still the same Michelle
Who wears fuzzy socks to bed
Who dances around the house
With daydreams filling her head.
The same girl with blunt bangs
Who is clumsy and silly
And romanticizes everything in
New York City.
New Year, Same Me.
I still hold the same morals and values
And love the same things
And think the same way
That part of me will never be swayed.
Don’t get me wrong
There’s always room for change.
I’m not perfect and I want to improve myself
There’s no doubt I will grow up and reach new heights in 2017
But don’t worry, I’ll still be the same old me.