Coming up on 2017, I have seen the “new year new me” discussions all over social media and other websites. Every year I go in thinking the same thing: this is the year I will finally do x, y, and z because new year, new me. And every year, I don’t do anything.
Over the last few days, I have been thinking about what changes have happened this year. In 2016, I graduated high school, started college, visited New York for the first time since I left, very deeply fell in love with a cappella music, and experienced a million different things.
In 2017, I want to make other changes on my 1231 day journey to get my ish together, but I don’t want to think about the big picture. I think part of the reason I haven’t really ever achieved a New Year’s Resolution goal is that I make too big of a goal and get scared. This year I am going to make goals by month or even by week if I need to, and see what I can accomplish by December 31, 2017.
This next year is going to fly by just how the last 3 and a half have flown by. I want to take time to enjoy myself and what I’m doing I want to live in the moment more. I also want to take more pictures. I absolutely HATE taking pictures (that’s why in 5 years of having an Instagram I have 19 pictures) but I hate not having pictures with friends to look back at more. I’m also going to stop skipping class no matter how much I want to die sitting there for 50 minutes (you’re welcome mom).
Here’s to 2017, let’s hope we can all get a little bit of our ish together this coming year.
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