New Year’s Resolutions

New Years Resolutions

I like New Years Eve.

It’s a holiday that is centred around new beginnings, a fresh start. It’s a chance to reflect on the year that has just passed, to learn from your mistakes, and move on. It’s a time of great hope.

Putting 2013 behind me is very important for me. 2013 was a year where a lot changed for me, for the better. I graduated from  school and began studying  Science in college. I made new friends, learned a lot about myself, and became a lot stronger.

But I also spent a lot of 2013 afraid.

I was afraid to say no, afraid to say yes, afraid to speak my mind, afraid of trying new things, sometimes even afraid of trying at all. I was afraid of failing, afraid of how I felt, afraid of talking about my feelings, and afraid of what was happening inside my head. I was afraid of losing control, and when I eventually did, I was petrified.

So these are my resolutions, and goals. Some are for 2014, some are for the rest of my life.

  1. To run a mini marathon.
  2. To run 10km in 45 minutes.
  3. To run 5km in under 20 minutes.
  4. To pass first year science.
  5. To go to society events in college.
  6. To be happy, healthy, fit and strong.
  7. To be confident.
  8. To become closer to my friends.
  9. To stop biting my nails.
  10. To practice self care regularly.
  11. To let go of thoughts that do not make me feel empowered and strong.
  12. To waste less, and learn to live on what I have.
  13. To be more open, to engage with people and life more.
  14. To spend more time outdoors.
  15. To learn to drive.

I set up this blog today so that I can track and document the changes in my life over the next year, and beyond. 😀