Sunday, January 4, 2015

This Never Gets Old

I'm talking about New Year's resolutions. 

No one's ever too old or too young to have one. It doesn't matter whether you follow your list diligently or slack off half-way through, the mere idea of changing yourself for the better has a nice ring to it. I mean, who doesn't want to be a better version of herself each year?

I do but I'm one to talk. 

Ever since I was a kid, I've never taken this worldwide culture seriously. No, I'm not a killjoy. If even the best laid plans can go awry, how much more a bunch of vague goals in my head or at the tip of my tongue? So instead of toying with the idea of changing, I just do it. And Nike advertisements couldn't have said it more convincingly.

However, the tendency to "get lost so poorly in my thoughts" always got me asking myself: What exactly was I going to do again? I've realized, if I don't say what I want to do loudly and clearly, I will definitely lose my way within me and go through this lifetime without getting things done. I can't afford to be like that anymore. As you grow old(er), your selfish thoughts start to dry up - unless you're a hopeless narcissist with no cure in sight. 

It's about time I'm useful to this world... and I must say it to prove my conviction:

Ehx Tihn's 2015 Resolution

I, Christine Hazel, a member of the human race and resident of Cebu City, Philippines, resolve to accomplish the following not later than December 31, 2015: 
  • Rekindle my love of learning by studying a new language or a new field
  • Go somewhere and stay there for a period of time
  • Cultivate a more positive outlook come hell or high water
  • See the good in people no matter how much they irritate you 
  • Always be there for my family whenever they need me
  • Read 20 books
  • Publish 2 to 3 novels
  • Travel more
  • Help my parents complete their housing projects faster
  • Be financially improved
  • Pester friends wherever I go
  • Lay the groundwork for my future cause
  • Be an overall kind(er) person 
Signed and sealed (metaphorically) on this day, January 4, 2015.

In the event I fail to successfully carry out my resolution, I won't fret. I will try and try again no matter how many times it will take. As the Japanese would tell you: FALL SEVEN TIMES, STAND UP EIGHT.

Belated Happy New Year, shrimps!