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New Year, Who Dis?

01/09/2017 at 12:17 | Posted by Pierrea Javon // Freelance Writer
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If you thought “new phone, who dis?” could get you out of some uncomfortable text messages, then you probably couldn’t wait for January 1, 2017.

“New Year, who dis?” is for all the loyal social media participants that share all the things and people they are leaving behind in the previous year. Essentially this phrase means that you’re turning over a new leaf and gearing up to act brand new!

The concern with this mindset comes when you see the same person constantly stating they are removing people from their life. If I need to re-evaluate my friends every year, maybe I should learn from past mistakes. Despite the shallow claims, @NewYearWhoDis had its own handle and a popular hashtag:

Some think people with New Year Resolutions are all about the hype and never really make any real change. Realistically speaking, if you want to make a change in your life you can do it at any time, and you WILL do it if you are committed, not just at the turn of another year.

However, there is something about the optimism that surrounds the start of a new year that makes people believe they can change their old ways. I would never discourage anyone to not believe in New Year resolutions, but I would encourage them to have a plan that goes past January 2nd.

Before even establishing a plan, don’t tell everybody your goals. Why give people an opportunity to remind you how you fell short when December 2017 comes around?

In a “tell all and post all” world, some people just really want people to believe they are on to bigger and better things. Ultimately, the people saying “New year, who dis?” want you to think they are changing even if the process hasn’t even started. Personally, I am more likely to believe someone is evolving and making moves when they’re not post about it all over social media. After all, are you REALLY focusing on your #NewYearWhoDis when you’re spending so much time posting about it? I think not.


Pierrea Javon, just a girl on a quest to have it all.