With the new year just around the corner, people often promise themselves to make a change. A new year offers a chance to start over in the minds of many and I am no different.
Over the past few years, I have made many poor decisions. Some of which are botched relationships, betraying my friends and family and even some things that I should have been criminally punished for. 2011 marks the death of my former life, and the birth of my new one. No more will I let my past be a burden to me, always in the back of my mind and the reason I wake up feeling bitter and angry at the world. I have come to realize that my life is a dreary and dismal mess all because of one person. That person is an optimist who never has much to say in terms of uplifting comments, they've never had my back when I needed the support, and they have always dragged up the past at the moment I show signs of being happy again. This person, is me. It has become clear to me that I have been self destructing slowly for a long time. Well, this ends at midnight on new years eve. The man responsible for my being miserable will fade into the darkness such as a 90's boy band.
In the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense".
I have my new years resolutions all figured out in my head. I will accomplish each and every one of them too. I owe it to my family, my friends and my loved ones. Most of all, I owe it to myself.
Think of something you've been dying to accomplish but never had the motivation to do. Shed 10 pounds, give up smoking, cut back on the drinking ... whatever. Think of something you want but felt was too far outo f your grasp. The only failure in life is the failure to try.
Best of luck to everyone with their resolutions.