In 2015, the year I moved to Columbus on New Year’s Eve, I made the resolution to keep a jar and write down things I accomplished or felt good about or moments I wanted to remember. This was especially great because after moving to a new city without a job, almost every day there was something that felt like an accomplishment. Reading them all at the end of 2016 made me realize how quickly perspectives change. Things that seemed daunting and incredible – finding my way to work without a GPS or getting a job – were now easy and familiar. At the beginning of 2017 I made one attainable resolution: to read books that I already owned and not buy a single new book. Aside from a sequel and downloaded audiobooks from the library, I did really well! This year, I came up with scads of resolutions.
I dragged myself into 2018 ankle first. Maybe that’s why I came up with a huge list of habits I want to form. Unlike New Years past, this week really felt like a good time to resolve to Do Something New. In honor of that, here are most of my 2018 New Years Resolutions:
- Call and talk to someone on the phone once a week.
- Read at least 18 minutes a day.
- Meditate at least 5 minutes a day.
- Write more letters.
- Write for 10 minutes a day.
- Have fewer Hot Takes.
It’s been four days and I’m already doing really well! If you made any resolutions this year, you can do it! Remember that there will be days when you forget and don’t accomplish your resolution. We’re supposed to forgive ourselves, let it go, and move on. If you didn’t make any resolutions, too bad for you because you can’t act superior like the rest of us. Happy New Year everyone!