Saturday, January 1, 2022

Why I'm Not Setting Any New Year's Goals/Resolutions

 If the past few years have taught me anything, it is that life moves quickly, plans can go out the window, and everything can change in the blink of an eye.  

Personally, I think resolutions/goals are a great practice to have and strive for. Normally, I would be in the process of coming up with at least ten {rather cliché} New Year’s Goals/Resolutions: Read more, go to bed earlier, be healthier, and so on. All of which are respectable goals to have at any point during the year, and admittedly in the back of my mind, I will probably try to tick off a few of the typical resolutions I tend to make. 

However, the reason I am choosing not to make a list of resolutions this year is because I want to be open to whatever comes my way, both the expected and the unexpected, and I don’t want to miss an opportunity by having my brain pre-programed for something and go down the path of tunnel vision, but rather have the freedom of fluidity. 


I guess I kind of am making one goal this year, and I don’t mean for this to sound self-righteous or selfish in any why, but I really want to help myself out and make myself a little bit more of a priority than I usually do. About a year ago one of my friends described me as a ‘helper’, and they are right, I am always willing to help other people out, but I don’t always take the steps to help myself out in the capacity that I should. 


For me personally, I feel like 2018 was the last “normal” year I had. 2019 was a whirlwind of a year; my sister got married, halfway through 2019 to early 2020 I experienced disappointment on a scale that I have never experienced before, then the ominous part of 2020 emerged, but thankfully is calming down. I guess during the process of dealing with all these other things I have kind of put myself on the back burner.


I guess for this year I am going with the thinking that if you let go of the idea of the way things ‘should’ be, things will naturally start to fall into place the way they are supposed to. I honestly want to look back on 2022 as a meaningful year of positive change, whatever that maybe, and just be open to every single possibility that is on the path ahead of me, and sometimes I feel like the best place to get to that place is to just let go, be a good person, and at the end of the day do what is right for you.