“Cheers to another year and another chance for us to get it right”
– Oprah Winfrey
When I was younger I always believed that when the clock struck 12 and the ball had dropped, the new year began and the mistakes of the previous 365 days were forgotten. Sadly, as I got older I realized this wasn’t the case. I learned the hard way that your mistakes and actions from the previous year stay with you (no matter how badly you wish you could delete those texts and calls). For me, a new year is not so much as a blank space, but a fresh start. It has always represented a new beginning to me, whether it was a new semester or a chance for new possible friendships to form. This year, I am so excited to leave 2014 behind and look forward to what 2015 has in store for me. There are huge changes waiting ahead and I’m so eager to get my life going. Like any year, 2014 was filled with beginnings.. and endings. I have learned so much about myself during these past 365 days, and valuable lessons I plan on keeping close to me as I move forward.
For the first time in many years, possibly ever, I’ve put a lot of thought into what my resolutions will be. Rather than focusing on the typical ‘lose weight, be kind, eat healthy’, I have looked into the qualities in myself that I’ve seen emerging- ones that I like and dislike. I’ve come up with a few key resolutions for the upcoming year, and I thought I’d share them with you..