I Alone Cannot Change the World, but I Can Cast a Stone Across the Waters to Create Many Ripples – Mother Teresa

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Make me fulfill my resolutions this year

A new year is here, so it’s time for all of us to consider being better people once again through a tradition called “New Year’s Resolutions.” This tradition mainly consists of hordes of people (me) crowding the gyms, attempting to avoid chips, and saying “New year, new me” (also me) for a month. Then society goes back to it’s regular course, and the world is in balance once again.

All jokes aside, I really do like New Year’s, making goals, and focusing on personal growth. So I do make resolutions, and take them seriously for about, two weeks. And then I forget they ever existed.

So here’s something new – maybe if I write my resolutions online, I can be held accountable to them in 11 months. And maybe, just maybe, it’ll actually make a difference.

  1. Read one book a month. Every person I’ve shared this resolution with has responded with, “Sounds doable.” I agree. It should be doable. Really. In a perfect world. But do people know how difficult it is to get an ENTIRE BOOK READ once a month?! And I love reading, but I constantly forget about it in-between work and busy weekends. And then I’m like, “Oops, I started Gut about seven months ago, will I ever learn all there is to know about constipation?”
  2. Volunteer. Volunteering has been a weirdly difficult mission for me. Last year I contacted several animal shelters and other organizations around the area for the chance to volunteer, and not one has gotten back to me yet. Can I please just help your kittens?
  3. Find a new hobbyThis is pretty straight-forward. I am determined to try something new this year (preferably a physical activity) with the hopes that I’ll find a new passion.
  4. Continue gymming and healthy eating. Not gonna lie, I’ve had a pretty good gym routine going for awhile. And I’m not perfect, but I usually prefer and pick healthy eating choices (possibly a huge benefit of growing up with parents who had strict food rules). Stay with me forever, healthy habits!
  5. Think of a plan for the years to come. This is intimidating to me, as I have a hard time planning so far ahead. But I don’t want to find myself at age 40, feeling like I’ve spent my life floating. However, I think I’d feel okay if I break this resolution this year. There are many more years to come. And finally…
  6. Do NaNoWriMo this year. NO BACKING DOWN THIS TIME.

Courage Doesn’t Always Roar. Sometimes Courage Is the Quiet Voice at the End of the Day Saying, “I Will Try Again Tomorrow.” – Mary Anne Radmacher

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