New Year, Same Me

I think most of us are glad that 2020 is now officially in the past and we are all hopeful for what a new year may bring. Of course, things don’t magically get better with the start of a new year or a new day, but the hope that it will bring good things is the important thing and it is exactly what we need to hold on to, because that hope and our will to bring good things into the world is really all that is needed to make it so.

I’m hit or miss with new year resolutions and, though I have goals I want to achieve, I am not really making a resolution this year. I am not going to pretend that I am going to reinvent myself simply because I am happy with who I am and I only need to focus on little changes. Little, continuous improvements. Little victories is a little more optimistic way to put it. I know for certain that at least one big event will be happening this year and I am beyond excited about it. I will be sharing this news in a few months (sorry for the tease).

Another, slightly big event is that I will be completing my second graduate degree some time later this year. My classes will consume a fair amount of time I would otherwise spend reading or playing video games (both help me procrastinate with my writing but they are beneficial in many ways). Though I have renewed my goal to read at least 50 books this year. I ended last year with 53.

With all the other time this year, I plan to focus on my health, home projects, and maybe even a little writing. Last year, I set a fairly lofty goal with my writing and I accomplished a little less than half of it. This year, I am taking a different approach and simply going to see what happens.

At the end of 2019, I made a post about some things I would like to do in 2020. I started last year pretty spot on until everything shut down in March and I stayed isolated as much as possible due to the pandemic (that is still ongoing). Like most plans, mine went awry fairly quickly due to these extenuating circumstances and the unexpected need to sustain positive vibes in an altogether difficult year.

So, this year I am not making any specific plans. I am just going to do my best with what I can. Hopefully find more energy to accomplish most of what I want to do and definitely spend less energy worrying about things outside of my control. I am sending you good vibes and I wish you a happy new year. I hope you accomplish great things (or at least what will be great for you). I will be trying to do the same.

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