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Why Meghan Markle Hates New Year's Resolutions

TIME

2018 is the year Meghan Markle's life will change forever.

After becoming engaged to Prince Harry on November 27, 2017 Kensington Palace announced the loved-up couple is expected to tie the knot on May 19 at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in front of family, friends, and hundreds of thousands of loyal supporters.

While the 36-year-old will be forced to make several changes to her personal life to join the ranks of the royal family, she's making one change on her own: her New Year's resolution.

In Markle's now defunct personal blog, The Tig, she said in 2016 while she always tends to make the same New Year's resolution every single year, she never ends up succeeding.

"What is the goal of a New Years resolution? I often find myself wallowing in disappointment when I set a goal I can't achieve. Of measuring each day's triumph or failure as a benchmark of how the year is going," Markle wrote.

She cited past resolutions included running a marathon, learning French, to quit biting her nails, and to stop swearing.

The former actress continued and said: "This year I resolve to not have a resolution. If I can't run a marathon, that's okay. (I'm getting older "“ my knees are bothering me.) If it takes me a couple more years to lock down that French tutor and nail the language j'adore oh so much, that's cool too."

"My nails will be fine, and if I toss out a four letter word once in a blue moon, well frankly I think it adds character," Markle continued.

Instead of aspiring to complete those goals, Markle has decided to take in a more tranquil lifestyle.

"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. To let the magic know that there is an open door policy with me in 2016 and that it is always welcome to join the party," she added.

Six months after "leaving room for magic," Markle met Harry in London, and the pair have been inseparable since.

What's your have a New Year's resolution?

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