There’s an inspiring feeling that comes when a new year is in sight. The final week of the current year has people scrambling to organize whatever it is they think will help them start the year off right. Self-reflection looks at what has occurred in the last 360 days and resolutions are made for the next 36
56. But it’s often faded after the first week or two of January.
This could be why I know better than to make a New Year’s resolution. Well, at least after last year. Do you remember my resolution last year? I said I wasn’t going to drink alcohol for an entire year. I know what you’re thinking -> HA! But my intentions were good, as it was sparked after months of partying (and racking up debt) and because one of the people I cared most about had recently entered rehab. But then I left for Toronto and my resolution stayed behind in Victoria.
I have made a list of goals I hope to achieve in 2012, but I’m not sure if there is one resolution that could stand behind them all. If there is, perhaps it is that I want to continue being the new person I have become. I want to get out of debt and continue loving what I have versus complaining about what I don’t. I want to save more (and not touch what I have saved). And I want to go on a couple trips.
Nothing crazy. Pretty simple, actually. And that’s what the last few months have done for me. They’ve pushed me away from being someone who over-consumes and turned me into a person who is grateful for everything she has. I now know that I don’t need brand new furniture or a beautifully decorated living room to be happy. (There’s that self-reflection I was talking about.)
Are you making any resolutions this year?