Gifts were swapped. Celebration made. A fresh year awaited.
What would I give myself this year? How would I celebrate my becoming? Why was I doing any of this in the first place?
The deeper questions made the changes possible. Just losing weight - was never reason enough to stick with it. Just making money - left out all the ways to make a life with it. Just the pursuit - rushed the process, where all the joy could be had and self-discovery abounded.