New Year’s resolutions actually suck. They’re just a big aspirational guilt-stick you’ll beat yourself up with from the moment you go to bed on January 2nd not having exercised or read a book or whatever.
But New Year’s really is a great time to try and inject some positivity and hope into your worldview. The ticking-over might be arbitrary in the grand scheme of things, but it can feel symbolic and meaningful, and it’s as good a time as any to declare a fresh start, a new leaf, a clean slate.
2018 was a screeching medical-waste dumpster fire in so many ways for so many people, so it’s no wonder people have been looking forward to 2019 for quite a while. Specifically, people are finding inspiration in small moments, and declaring: this is the energy I’m taking into 2019.
The Energy You Are Taking Into 2019 can be anything. It’s the vibe of the thing. It can be specifically about your love life, or your work life, or just an ineffable aura you would like to carry with you. It can represent confidence, determination, self-love, self-care, or just taking no s**t.
It can be the lessons learned from this grandma:
My grandma came over to the kids table and told us that she “was a prude” and she “regrets it” today and … honestly???? That’s the energy I’m taking into 2019! pic.twitter.com/IOhq5uVAjr
— uh liss uh (@aaaaalysssa) December 26, 2018
The effort JoJo went to in order to flip off her old record label:
Still very moved by JoJo’s act of reclamation and I’m taking that energy with me into 2019.
— TAL (@TalyaMacedo) December 26, 2018
Embracing the contradictions of your aspirational self and your true self:
Googles "best ways to lose excess fat" while eating a bagel is the energy I'm taking into 2019
— Eric Hartman (@erichartman23) December 14, 2018
Demanding more from your crushes:
Extremely bisexual energy:
Katherine McPhee’s chihuahua:
my dog wilma seductively posing for the paps today is the kind of energy i’m bringing into 2019 pic.twitter.com/Xa8p2gJLQ6
— Kat McPhee (@katharinemcphee) December 21, 2018
Whatever this is, it’s good energy:
Maya Rudolph yelling Vagina while playing the drums is the kind of energy I’m taking into 2019. https://t.co/sTvMIus9ac
— Hails (@hails_bop) December 24, 2018
Precision Insta-curving your f**cboi ex:
Diddy putting up a pic of Cassie on insta saying he loves her and Cassie putting up a pic kissing her new fella in response is the energy I’m taking into 2019 pic.twitter.com/r572zuq5rs
— Chloe O'Hanlon (@ChloeOhanlon) December 29, 2018
Dad levels of confidence:
my dad just looked in the mirror and said “my god you’re a handsome son of a bitch. don’t you ever die.” and that’s the energy I’m taking into 2019
— Cosmic H (@YellowBikeGang) December 21, 2018
Self-caring this hard:
puking bc i drank too much water is the energy i’m bringing into 2019
— amreen (@okletsbreal) December 27, 2018
Not letting anyone else define you:
Once I said, "I'm delightful," and my manager said, "I don't think that's up to you to decide," and I just stared at him and said, "No, I am a delight," and that's the energy I'm bringing into 2019.
— "prone to existential anguish." (@cupoflee) December 25, 2018
Unless they’re right about you:
Walked past a group of teens and heard them whisper "that's a bad bitch" and I'm taking that energy into 2019
— Skipper Hayley (@hevlav) December 27, 2018
Suits: (that’s it that’s the energy)
this is the energy we’re bringing into 2019 ladies pic.twitter.com/KpX2YzIhLv
— Kiersten ⍟ ✪ (@HausOfKiersten) December 21, 2018
This accurate review of Aquaman:
Aquaman was a big beefy goth bitch and that's the energy I'm bringing into 2019
— Caitlin Kelly (@ckelly766) December 29, 2018
This accurate cosplay of Aquaman:
Bringing this energy into #2019 pic.twitter.com/Rwa21NUkZj
— PAPER Magazine (@papermagazine) December 28, 2018
Self love means never having to say you’re sorry:
this is the energy im taking into 2019 pic.twitter.com/OdkC9slft4
— mat whitehead (@matwhi) December 27, 2018
Ariana Grande turned her greatest tragedy and biggest heartbreak into her first number one single and that’s the only kind of energy we’re taking into 2019 ✌🏽
— Esra (@_esraozturk) December 28, 2018
Whatever you choose to take into the New Year, whether it’s aspirational or realistic, you can tell yourself that everything you do is That Energy, because who can argue? You can’t break an energy.
Happy New Year.