While entering the New Year, life threw me a few setbacks. Now, I won’t discuss these setbacks because nobody wants to hear about them and I wouldn’t want to get that personal with you all; that’s just not how I roll.
I have thought long and hard about some of my new years goals, or resolutions…. heck, let’s call em’ intentions. I spent some time sitting down last week and thought about all of the goals and yes, intentions, that I had for 2017. I revised these intentions a few days later, after life decided to throw a lot at me.
With that being said, this is what I wish the New Year holds for you:
I hope that you are able to set resolutions for this New Year that you are able to keep, and actually achieve. Stay away from the basic resolutions that most people go for, and think deep and hard about what you are capable of achieving throughout this year. You’re capable of a lot more than you think, you know… you just have to push yourself to see that.
I hope that you focus on the positive things in life, and withdraw yourself from the negative. Cut ties with the undesirable aspects of your life and get rid of people and things that bring you down. Life’s too short to be unhappy- learn to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t jump puddles for you.
I hope you are able to live each day like it is your last. Take in all of the beauty that life gives you; it’s one of the few amazing things that are free in this world.
I hope you smile more, and laugh too. I hope you are able to make an immense effort to be conscious of the good in every situation and work on finding reasons to be happy each and every day. Instead of becoming angry over the small things, think about how blessed you are to actually run into those small things each day. There are much bigger things in the world to worry about.
I hope you allow yourself to have down days; days where you don’t leave your bed, days when you have candy for breakfast and Taco Bell for dinner, days when nothing matters but your own happiness and comfort.
I hope you are able to find happiness in every situation that you come across. Sing at the top of your lungs while driving to work, belch out your favorite song and dance like no one is watching. Don’t let anyone tell you that your musical talent is horrific (even if it truly is).
I hope you make the time each day to look at yourself in the mirror, and feel totally perfect in your own skin. You’ve accomplished so much and come so far in this life and it’s time you start giving yourself some credit for it.
I hope you put yourself in situations where you are afraid. Situations where you are so afraid that your stomach drops and your heart hurts. The kind of afraid where you don’t know what to do with yourself, the kind of afraid where at that given moment in time, you’re completely paralyzed. You should learn how to master this deep kind of fear and conquer and accept it. I hope you can learn about what scares you.
I hope you start living actively. Your bedroom should be a disastrous mess because you’re too busy gallivanting around doing wonderful things with wonderful people every chance you get. I hope you are able to be so busy enjoying every small detail about how amazing your life is. I hope you have the chance to live your life to the fullest and loose track of time to the beautiful things life entails each and every day.
I hope you have everything you need, but lack everything you want. How could life possibly be any good if you have nothing you want to wish or work for?
I hope you become happier, braver, less focused on what other people think of you, open minded, and more willing to open your eyes up to the little details in life that make it count. You should tell the ones you love that you love them and make a generous effort to make that noticed. You should battle whatever challenges may come over you and be thankful for whatever blessings that may be brought to you.
I hope you can disregard your basic resolutions, but instead make an effort to become a better person each day. You should achieve endless goals and be mindful of all the possibilities this wonderful world holds.
I hope you are able to do it all.