Meghan Markle’s New Year’s resolutions are surprisingly relatable. In her now-retired blog, The Tig, Prince Harry’s fiancée once wrote that every year she makes the same resolutions — and never follows them. So, instead, she’s vowed to “make room for magic" and its a resolution we can get behind.
“Run a marathon. Stop biting my nails. Stop swearing. Re-learn French. These make my New Year’s resolution list nearly (AKA actually every) single year,” Meghan wrote in the blog posted back in 2016. “The marathon hasn’t happened. The swearing comes in lulls triggered by being overworked or feeling mighty cheeky after a couple drinks. Then there’s the French – a language I studied through high school and then lost as I immersed myself in speaking Spanish with the Argentinians during my stint in Buenos Aires. I have put my little Rosetta Stone headset in my eager ears every year, resolving to do interviews en français, but much to my chagrin, it hasn’t stuck. And when it comes to the biting of the nails – well, it still happens with a turbulent flight or a stressful day. It’s unladylike. But then again, so is the swearing. Dammit."
“This year, I resolve not to have a resolution,” she continued. “For this new year, the only thing I aim to do is to approach life playfully. To laugh and enjoy, to keep my standards high but my level of self-acceptance higher. My New Year’s resolution is to leave room for magic. To make my plans, and be okay if they sometimes break. To set my goals, but to be open to change.”
The former Suits star has indeed created a magical life: In November she got engaged to Prince Harry after dating more than a year and is set to tie the knot in May 2018.
Happy New Year, everyone! Here’s to making room for magic like Meghan.