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Why 2018 Won’t Be a “New Year, New Me”

Dominique Lyric Robinson December 24, 2017

Two-thousand seventeen has brought me great memories filled with new friends, work- travel adventures, lots of laughter, newfound happiness and self-discovery. 

I am happy to say that this year I believe I figured out the art of adulting and getting into my groove. I would say getting my groove back, but I am starting to believe that maybe I never had it. LOL.



As most millennials can attest, it can be really hard to balance a career, personal relationships, family, self-care and any random thing that decides to disrupt your life. While writing this post, my first thought was to list out all of the awesome things that happened this year in a very self- serving, I’m the sh** kinda way. But I kept thinking, so what? Instead of that approach, I deleted my half-baked post and decided to share the top 5 things that I did that redirected my life this year that made it just a tad bit easier.


I accepted the fact that I was going to get everything my heart desired, with time.

Rihanna queen and crown


Sometimes we rush our blessings and want everything right now. I decided that I was going to be more patient and enjoy the process… Even if it meant that I would have to wait to see how everything would unfold. After all, we don’t watch movies backwards, so why should the movie starring us work that way?


I started meditating.

I use the Calm App and it was a game changer for me. Not only did it cure my insomnia, but it helped me develop a newfound inner peace that I never had before. I can be a bit of a control-freak and at one point, I thought I had to plan every step of my life and would get stressed when things didn’t go as planned. I now meditate at least twice a day and I couldn’t imagine life without it. 

meditation peeking Shakira



I forgave.

Lisa Bonnet forgiveness


Forgiveness can be very difficult when you don’t realize that your growth is put on pause until you pass that roadblock. I had to remind tell myself that betrayal and hurt wasn’t something that I only had to deal with. It was inevitable and unfortunately a part of life that was only temporary.


I let my hair down a bit and figured it was time to have a social life.

kelly and beyonce dancing friends


Work pays the bills and can be rewarding but good God. I had a moment about a year ago and I realized that I was a certified workaholic. I wasn’t working to live, I was living to work. So to fix that, I made it a priority to say YES to going out at least 80% of the time that I was invited. I now have a joint social calendar that I share with my ace, Danielle.


I laughed louder and smiled harder.

Shirley Temple laughing and smiling


Aside from me getting Invisalign a few years back and my teeth results being A-M-A-Z-I-N-G, I finally learned how to laugh and grin from ear to ear unapologetically.  Teaching myself wasn’t easy. I had to let my guard down, allow people in (just a little… I am working on it), and just be okay being me. 



I never thought I would say this but this has been one of my best years of my twenties. I made a lot of bold moves, some good and some great. 2018 won’t be a new year, new me year simply because I already like me. I am getting better with time and excited about what the future holds.

So Cheers to good health, increased wealth and good times!

goodbye beyoncé



Dominique Lyric Robinson

Dominique Lyric Robinson is Founder and Content Curator at Lyrics By Lyric. She is also a badass advertising exec with a proven track record to build brands, client relationships and looks to educate young and seasoned professionals on the power of personal branding and self- advocacy.

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  1. B. Franklin December 25, 2017

    I like! I got the app too. You should get paid for the endorsement.