Am I the only one who absolutely despises the onslaught of cliched New Year’s Facebook statuses? Are we really so self-important that we believe our year of ups and downs (that we are thankful for nonetheless and we are really hopeful for 2013) will fascinate our friends, who were either there or really just didn’t care enough to be there?
And can we stop blaming or placing our hopes into years? It’s easy to put a blanket statement over 2012 and claim the whole year to be wasted, or even look at 2013 hoping it will provide the answers. I know it’s easier, I’ve done it, but surely a whole year can’t go by without some good experiences and some bad. Instead of grouping things into months and years, maybe we should live moment to moment, always hoping and striving for the best while knowing it could be a lot worse.
In conclusion (is this really a conclusion? I think I was rambling), here are my perpetual resolutions that change as I change, not the year.
10. Cry when you need to, but don’t wallow
9. Talk to people as much as you can, but take time off when it’s overwhelming
8. Listen and console, but also talk and seek advice
7. Surround yourself with people that make you laugh
6. Connect with people who understand when you can’t find anything to laugh about
5. Be responsible and keep the future in mind
4. When the future’s secure, play and be irresponsible
3. Don’t do anything that doesn’t make you happy or lead to happiness
2. Stay away from those who suck your energy with nothing in return
Finally, the most important (and constantly on my mind):
1. Discover a lifestyle that gives you meaning and fuck the haters