Right, so it’s New Year’s Eve and apparently this is the day I’m supposed to reflect on all that has happened in 2011 and look forward to 2012. However, I’m not really going to spend much time on either.
2011 was an eventful year… and most of it was not so good. I will leave it at that. I’d like to say that it was a better year than 2010, and it was in many regards, but as has been the case for the last few years, I’m bidding this year good riddance.
As my pessimism has grown with my age, I’m not going to throw a bunch of hopes and dreams into 2012. Now wait… this isn’t going to be this “woe is me” rant. I’m just not going to set myself up by saying, “This is THE year!” Whatever that means. I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I feel like it’s a lame excuse to make a change in your life. If you need to change or improve it shouldn’t take the changing of the year to do it.
All of that being said, I kind of resolved to make some changes in my life when I decided to move to the east coast. I have wanted change for so long, I guess it would be foolish if I didn’t really take advantage of being in a new place. I’ve never been comfortable in a “comfort zone” so I love that I’m able to challenge myself in a new city.
I guess if I HAVE to have a resolution, it would be to continue to challenge myself. I want to seek out new opportunities and try new things and meet new people. I just want to embrace the change and be open to anything that comes my way. So if you want to call that a New Year’s resolution, so be it. I will call it coincidental timing.
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Blog title song: “Auld Lang Syne”