HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I hope everyone had a memorable NYE with your beloved ones and already got rid of the habit of writing 2015 (oh, but since there’s internet we’re all typing anyways!). As for me, I was supposed to meet up with some friends at a local nightclub on NYE for our annual countdown and cheers and kisses and hugs… et cetera, like I always used to do. But guess what, kitty’s all grown up and was bored of all of that, so I stayed home with a few close friends, had a warm house party to welcome 2016 and watched fireworks from afar instead (lucky my house was close enough to admire those delightful sparkles!). I realised that I’ve become older when clubbing hasn’t been my thing for quite sometime now, and at this very moment in time, I would cherish more the quality time spent with the quality people rather than the places themselves.
I was somehow lost and had completely no idea that 2016 was approaching, I mean I know it was gonna be a new year soon but I wasn’t ready to swallow the fact. Even on the first day of 2016 I was feeling absolutely the same! No past year’s reflections or new year’s resolutions. I was drown in the sea of love with 2015 that I wasn’t ready to let it go, but I did, and now I am taking my time to finally sit down and observe the big picture.
2015 was a big stepping stone for me. It was literally my transformation year. I somehow became a new person; a different, better version of myself. Not sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing to grow up, since Peter Pan didn’t ever wanna grow up, but growing up has taught me a lot about the quality of life that I wasn’t able to see when I was younger. Growing up has taught me how to be strong and stay happy despite all the lemons life keeps throwing at me; I mean, sometimes I was even glad it happened so I could make some vodka and cheers to that! Growing up has taught me that sorrows are no longer sorrows when you learn to enjoy them and be grateful for them. This wasn’t something I was born knowing; it took years for me to figure out that the key to happiness is within yourself. To be honest, I was never a strong kid. I grew up in a protective family; my father is a successful business man and my mother is the best housewife I’ve ever met. They gave me all the best things in life and I couldn’t find enough ways to thank them. But every bird has to learn how to spread their wings and fly by themselves one day, and this part is called ‘growing up’. Growing up brings you a lot of tears and pain, sometimes it wounds you, scars you, but the moment you let it under your skin, enjoy the ride and appreciate all the places it’s taking you, then you’ll find yourself happiness. For me, this type of happiness is sacred – it is your inner peace and intelligence combined. You can find happiness from other external factors… but nothing is like the happiness that you obtain from accepting yourself and loving the journey that life set you on. That, is the best!
Although 2015 was effortlessly incredible to me, I cannot sit around and wait for 2016 to be awesome. So I am going to make this year even better by doing what everyone is talking about lately – RESOLUTIONS! Yeah, that love/hate relationship… Honestly, I’m not the best person at nailing my goals, nor it was ever in my best area of strengths, so I stand in no way to teach you how to achieve your goals. But I believe if you’re serious enough with the goals you set out to reach, you’ll eventually work your way to achieving them, and that’s the key resolution that I hope everyone will accomplish! *fireworks sounds in the background*
So, here are my 5 Resolutions of 2016:
- Make schedules and stick to them. I’d like to painfully announce that most of the people who are close to me know perfectly well that I struggle with making schedules and sticking to them. This is my no.1 issue and I have no shame on that, yet. I’m just a twisted person, who loves doing absolutely nothing and at the same time fancies the beauty of being busy. Being busy feels great and doing nothing is purely awesome, what am I to do? I guess I need to find a balance, and this year is gonna be it.
- Build my blog. Not sure how yet but I’m figuring that out. I mean, chasing your dream sounds AMAZING, which it IS and it’s so exciting, BUT… majority of time when you’re actually in it it’s gonna be really, really rough and it’s not gonna be smooth-sailing so I’m just gonna have to pay my dues, put in time and be patient.
- Exercise at least 2 times a week. I wanted to say 3 times but then I didn’t wanna put too much pressure on myself that I will scare myself off and start running away, so 2 is eligible. Recently I find it hard to go back to exercising, don’t know why. I envision myself to be back in shape, get those beautiful lines across my belly and a pair of toned thighs (and booties), and I won’t be able to get them if I don’t start working out now. So stick to this goal, Lindsie!
- Read at least a book a month. A lot of you know that I am a book-worm, or used to be. Recently I also struggle with going back to reading. Again, don’t know why. I find that I’m a more knowledgeable and brain-active person when I read books, so I’m gonna have to create a new reading habit and stick to it. God bless me.
- Spend more time with my family. This refers back to my idea about the whole “growing up” thing. I realise that I’ve been physically distant from my family members since I preferred to be alone in my own little bubble, although emotionally I do care a lot about them, but you know that just isn’t enough. This year I might as well give them more of my time and devote a part of myself completely to family. After all, family is where you heart belongs.
So there you have it, my 2016’s resolutions. I would love to hear about yours! Remember… Goals are achieved by doing something about them everyday; it’s never an overnight thing! Just imagine the wonderful feeling that you’ll have a year later when you look back at these goals that you’ve achieved. I wish you all the best this year, enjoy your roller-coaster ride and don’t forget to smile always!