There’s something about this date that gets everyone on their feet. There’s this second chance feeling we all get, like we’ve been given a blank book to start all over again. There’s a lot of reassessment and cutting off going on; New year resolution lists everywhere, prayer and fasting going on.
With this date comes a lot of ” initial gra gra ” but oh well *sipping my tea* when I was younger I was so into new year resolutions. I would have a list so long that it would fill up a foolscap sheet, take it to church on the 31st pray over it and then burn it. ( I always had 2 copies). Funny thing is how just few months later I would have forgotten about everything. Things I said I’d stop doing, I’d still see myself doing them and blah blah blah.
These things didn’t work for me then because I was just following the crowd. All I could hear around me was new year… New beginnings and a lot of other stuff like that. Most of the goals I was setting then were just very unrealistic and unnecessary. A lot of things on my lists then wouldn’t even have bettered my life in any way.
I was just setting goals without having to properly think them through. It was just so easy to continue writing “do this, do that… ” there was this joy that came with writing them, sort of like an adrenaline push.
I know some people that think this date is just overrated but let’s be honest, there’s this fresh start feeling we all have. So if you’re going to set goals, set them right! Set meaningful goals, think of where you want to be and who you want to be by the end of the year. What do you need to do to get there, what skills do you need to acquire, where do you need to go, set your goals along this line.
Like I said in my 2015 post Here , this year I don’t have a very long list. I just want to be the best version of myself, my list will comprise of the things I need to do achieve this.
I’m excited about Dee’s year planner and Cassie’s blog planner. This year looks bright already.
Happy New year to all of you. Thank for being part of 2015, I’m sure we are going to have a great year together.
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!
The Black Writer