New Year Resolutions
It's been a pleasant year. Nothing too fantastically exciting and there were some down moments, but there were definitely good times too. I am content. And now it's time to look forward to 2011, when I will be crossing the threshold into late-twenties. Ahhh, such a vile word to add in front of an otherwise awesome time in life.
But it's okay. I am not going to fret. A person can be awesome at any age and I am looking forward to progressing my awesomeness as I
So what resolutions do I have for the new year? Hmmm, well, thing is I have always played it fast and loose with my resolutions. Think of some at the beginning of the year and ignore it until the next new year rolls around. I am really very not so disciplined, aren't I?
Hence, in order to help achieve the aforementioned progressing of awesomeness, I thought a good way would be to look back into my past and study my resolutions from yester-years. See if I can salvage anything worth recycling.
I only managed to find one proper blog entry about new year's resolutions, posted in 2006. I could have sworn it was more than that. It's just weird that I have been blogging for almost six years now and only had one post about new year's resolutions?
Anyway, here they are. Resolutions à la 2006:
a) Get better grades.
b) Do more of the things on my To-Do-Before-I-Die list.
c) Spend more time with my parents.
d) Learn Korean (starting this Friday!!!).
e) Be more knowledgeable.
f) Get a better perspective about myself.
g) BE MORE POWERFUL!!!
Waaaow! I sounded like such a sensible young lady, didn't I? I really don't see the need to improve anymore! I was already awesome at 23, and will continue to be awesome five or ten years down the road!
Okay, moment of overly confident, self-congratulatory obsession over.
Seriously, all of these resolutions are still valid. Except that maybe instead of grades, now that I am a working adult, I hope to be a better employee, like be on time for work for a change. (d) is still valid too because I am trying to pick up Korean again, so that I can be better prepared for my Korea trip in 2012. More on that later.
I really like the idea that my resolutions in 2006 are still valid now. Some people may think that if your resolutions now are still the same as four years ago, it means that you have not progress at all. But I think it all depends on what kind of person you really want to be in the future, not just the new year alone.
Most of my resolutions are more of long-term expectations that I have for myself, rather than things I want to achieve within the year. I will definitely always want to spend more time with my parents, because let's face it, all children almost never spend enough time with their folks. I really feel guilty sometimes for not being at home most of the time and talking to them more often. And of course, being more knowledgeable and getting a better perspective about ourselves is a lifelong pursue. Not going to comment about (g) because well, I sometimes get brain farts and commit actions that I have no recollection of.
What a long and boring entry! Ha! Last but not least though, I would like to add on a few more resolutions to complete the list for 2011.
i) Be happy and healthy.
ii) Learn new things.
iii) Save some money for once.
iv) Travel more and see new places.
That's all! 2011 awaits!