Wednesday, 31 December 2014

New Year Resolutions for 2015

It's okay to eat cereal for dinner. You only live once- Brooke Saward

I'm not really one to make New Year's Resolutions- they always end up as a half hearted 'need to lose weight' and 'pursue my career' topics of interest. Having a healthy body and striving to reach my fullest potential in terms of career purposes is something that is in my agenda everyday- so to make a big deal about it for one day seems unjust. 2014 has however been a tough year full of difficult life lessons and a few hidden gems along the way. In the span of 365 days I have managed to learn a few things that I'll hold on to. And expand on. And hopefully take with me into 2015. Here's my lovely little notes to myself. 

1) Curiosity may have killed the cat but in my case I don't have a cat to attend to. 

2) Travel is a powerful forgetting tool. It's a powerful memory maker. I'll utilise it like I've just been reborn. 

3) Welcome and embrace change. Monotony limits me.
4) Handle finances better. 

5) Be a better judge of person. I don't need to be best friends with everyone I meet but I can still be nice. 

6) When a family member hurts you, it'll haunt you for the rest of your life. Something happened this year that I don't think I'll ever forget or look at 'trust' in the same way. But I'll always try.
7) It's the age old thing. There are those you try to impress who don't give a f*** and then there are those around you who try so hard, yet you have a tendency to not give a f***. I have loved taking time out and getting to know those people. And I want to more. 

8) Nyctophilia: love of darkness or night. You can see everything in the day, but the true soul of objects, people and atmospheres comes alive in the dark. Experiencing more things as a night owl would be divine. 

9) Religion is a personal thing. And I stand by that statement. I will forever have no time for people who continue to unravel their beliefs and inform me of anything otherwise. 
10) It takes 20 years to create an overnight success. There are times when I've wanted to give up- But the next day gives me no option. Dreams are dreams and what's the point of life if you don't have enough balls to follow them?

11) My insecurity about my weight has held me back in many ways: from activities to personal style to confidence. Of course, I have a goal weight and a new plan of action for the new year. But a cookie that I'm craving on the way home from work will not cause the same amount of emotional destruction that it once did. 

12) Stick up for myself and don't give a f***.

What will you take with you into 2015?

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