Last post of 2015.. where did that go?!
Before we get started, this isn’t going to be one of those generic posts about my new years resolutions for 2016, the whole “new year, new me” bullshit. I don’t really have any resolutions as such. I’m all for people having lists and setting goals, because it gives you a sense of direction or thriving ambition or whatever, but it’s not for me. For me, setting a list of resolutions just kinda sets me up for fail. I can never stick to them, so what’s the point?
See, I could get fit, healthy and eat clean and blah blah.. but some idiot invented the Toblerone so that’s not happening.
I could start getting up an hour early and going for a run before work everyday, but I already get up at 5 and I love sleep. And I’m lazy. I’ll take a rain check, thanks.
I could strive to be a nicer person but I’m already too much of a doormat.
Maybe I could never drink alcohol again? Well, I barely drink as it is so the occasional glass of red, and maybe the odd gin, are quite enjoyable. So, maybe not.
But you know what I will do? I will be happy. I make an effort to do more of the things that make me happy, I’m going to discover new things that make me happy and relive old past times that provoke a smile or two. That is the one and only ‘New Years Resolution’. This year has been intense to say the least. So much change.. good and bad! Some really amazing things happened this year, like Jamie and I moved into our first flat, bought our first car together and started creating a life for ourselves. I also got a pretty cool job and met some really great people. But some really shitty things happened this year too, like losing my Dad. One of the hardest things that I have ever gone through, nothing compares to it. I’m not sure that I will ever get over losing him, and in all honesty I don’t really want to but at least I know he’s in a better place and no longer hurting. But the point of 2016 to me is to focus on the good. Accept the bad, and deal with it – but don’t dwell. Recognize the little things and dismiss the bad feelings.
So, starting tomorrow, I’m going to embrace the lie-ins and welcome the nights where we stay up until 3am putting the world to rights and laughing until our tummies hurt. I will have multiple movie days but I will also go on a few adventures. I will make our new home look pretty and cover it in blankets and candles but I will also cherish the morning where the bed is left unmade and the dishes in the sink unwashed.
Do you have any new years resolutions or whatever you want to call them?