Almost every December 31st, I have the same conversation with people about New Years. I never make any plans, I hate staying up until midnight (I really don’t see it as anything other than another day), and I never make any resolutions.
However, as much as I am against making resolutions, I am going to make some proclamations this year. That just sounds fancier. Like ya’ll should actually listen to what I’m about to say because it’s going to be earth-shattering (it’s not, but play along). I need like some trumpet fare or something.
I’m very much the type of person who, every New Years, says that the next year I’m going to be a better person. There’s really no way I could screw that up unless I started like killing people or something (it’s always a great way to get around the “I don’t make resolutions” conversation).
This year I’m going to say that I’m leaving 2018 in 2018. Cliché, I know. I am leaving the heartaches, setbacks, pain, stresses, whatever it was, I’m leaving it in 2018. At least the negative stuff. I’m done carrying it around. There is one negative thing that I am bringing with me into 2019, but it’s in an attempt to repair it, not dwell on it. The negativity is still staying in 2018.
In 2019, I’m going to stop hiding behind excuses. A lot of that has already been cut out of my life and I’m moving on, I’m opening myself up to new things – in whatever form that’s going to take. I’m going to be open to new opportunities, relationships, experiences, dreams. Whatever it is, I’m going to at least give it a chance.
In that mindset, I want to pursue my dreams more. I always have things holding me back from actually getting a dream of mine accomplished. But this year is the year I’m going to break that. I’m in the process of setting up a few online stores for my photography, and by the end of the year, I want to have at least one of the children’s books I have written illustrated and ready to be sent off to publishers. So if you know of any trustworthy illustrators let me know!
And just for something fun for me, I’m going to teach myself how to do acrylic nails.
Well, those are my proclamations for 2019. Pretty mind-blowing if you ask me 😉
Do you do resolutions? Are you willing to share them? How do you celebrate? Will you be like me and be in bed at like 11 thinking everyone is crazy for staying up till midnight for really no reason at all? Or are you going to be at a party/at home with family to toast in a new year?