I don’t often do the whole New Year’s Resolution thing. I think it’s a bit overrated. Choosing one day, to overhaul your whole life. And often, as soon as you break it, even just in the slightest bit, you’re done. But this year, I want things to be different. I want to set ideals for myself. I want to have reminders to keep me going, and keep things moving in a positive direction. And so with that, I’ve decided to step inside the bubble that is, The New Year’s Resolutions. So here they are…
Communicate more in real time: I spend way too much time on my computer, on my phone, on Twitter, on Facebook, texting, emailing, everything except for real life communicating. I want to communicate more, and I want to communicate whole heartedly. I want to talk to people, and really take it in, understand what they are saying, and be able to actively participate in the conversation. I want phone calls over texting. I want face to face conversations. I want getting to know you, more than getting to know your screen name. Many of my relationships have been based off a virtual introduction, but that doesn’t mean they have to stay virtual. I want to pick up the phone and call my best friend. I want to go and see people, instead of tweeting them. I want my conversations to be real, I want my relationships to be real, and I want my life to be real.
Live more for me: I find that other people affect me too much, both good & bad. If someone says something mean to me, it’ll eat me alive. If I like someone, they consume me. And all of this is great, it means I’m in tune with life- but I need to live more for me. I need me to be my priority, because at the end of the day, I’m the only one who’s going to be around in the end. I need to do everything because I want to, not because I think it would make “them” happy. I need to learn how to live for me.
Trust more: Trust people, trust life, trust myself. My doubts hold me back. I need to trust that not everyone I meet is a bad person, not everyone hates me, and that there are genuine people out there. I need to trust that life will go on if I take a risk. And I need to trust that everything will be okay.
I am deserving: I wanted to have 5 resolutions, but this one summarizes anything I could ever try to “resolve”. I need to know that I am deserving. I am deserving of a relaxing day, and a crazy night. I am deserving of a healthy body. I am deserving of a happy mind. I am deserving of good friends. I am deserving of my success. I am deserving of a good life. I often tell myself that something didn’t happen, because I don’t deserve it. But I need to accept the fact that I am deserving. I have worked my butt off for the life I have, and there’s nothing that could ever take away that hard work.
So that’s it. My New Year’s Resolutions for 2014. And y’all will be along for this journey with me. Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2014 <3