Resolutions. Is there not proof that these are made in vain? That the majority of us fail in our amiable attempts within the spate of a few weeks? I know this is true for myself as I have a formidable tendency to break or forget about them. And yet despite this, I still feel compelled to make resolutions for the year 2015.
And why exactly? Looking back at the previous years resolutions I can’t help but feel a little disheartened. Those resolutions I made were simple and overly manageable. Smile more, write more, travel more and yet I failed spectacularly in all three. I found it difficult to smile as my world was savagely shaken, stirred and rearranged. I didn’t write as much as I believed I would and travel! God, don’t even go there.
But they say a lot can happen in a year and I am quietly hoping that 2015 will finally be my year. I will continue to remain optimistic and positive that great things are to come. I will even attempt to drown out that menacing cackle from the evil skeptic within, preaching his tales of doom and frightening listlessness.
So for 2015 I want to tackle:
- My health and making it a priority
- My list for 1001 things in 101 days, at least begin it somehow
- My novel and moving past from chapter six and beginning chapter one and so forth
- Creating new habits, like eating healthier, drinking more water, practicing yoga and meditation (more than once a month) and scheduling my time more efficiently
And I will attempt to:
- Travel more, Universe permitting of course
- Smile more
- Read more
- Be thankful more, even when it feels like I’m disoriented and adrift in the nine circles of hell
- Write more, even if only a few sentences a day
- Create more, not only with words but other mediums like photography, cooking or art.
- Uplift others, I don’t want to be a negative-nancy, I want to inspire and tell them how remarkable they are at any given opportunity. I want to find the good in people.
- Believe, just believe that my dreams will become my reality soon enough.
2015 is by design not default and I must do well to remember this.
Godspeed me, God-bloody-speed,