Tomorrow marks the start of the new year. Tonight, many individuals will be thinking about and writing out their new year resolutions for 2014. But our best intentions are sometimes lost after a few months. I’m guilty of this as well. I have my standard resolutions [lose weight, be more assertive, workout regularly], but I lose the momentum, the spark, the willpower to keep it going.
If tomorrow I could become anyone in the world, who would I be? That’s the question of the day [see here]. Would I want to be someone else? I think about it all the time; I would. I would want to be someone smarter, healthier, maybe famous, etc. However, if I was someone else, I wouldn’t have what I cherish the most in my life… my nephews. Since the birth of my nephews, my life has changed for the better. When I look into their eyes, I feel joy I have never felt. I could just stare at them forever and be in total happiness. I do have a couple of nieces as well and I love them just as much, but due to circumstances, these boys need more love from me.
No, I don’t want to be anyone but myself.
However, that doesn’t mean I wouldn’t want to be the better version of myself. I would like to be healthier. I’m not happy with the image in the mirror. How did I get here? I could blame school, work, family; however, it’s just my laziness. Now, I am not saying all big people are lazy; I am lazy. I rather sleep than hit the gym, I rather sleep than prep my meals. But if I want to change the image in the mirror, I have to either give up sleep or just go to sleep early. Oh the decisions!
This is the “year of change” as the oh too familiar [new year] saying goes. This year, I’ll be finally done with my education [for now], I’ll be making the biggest move of my life, and will embark on an adventure I’ve been dreaming about for years. Yes, this is the year of change for me and I can’t wait for it all. So, here I go, with my pen and paper to write down my “New Year resolutions”.