HAPPY NEW YEAR!
It's 2014... twenty-fourteen... two thousand and fourteen... two zero one four... that ish cray. Seriously.
I'm actually BLOGGING for once (I've kind of been MIA for too long, but I'm working on it), so I'm definitely going to link-up with my homegirl Whitney for a little #backthatazzup action. I've been listening to Queen Bey's album non-stop since it was released and this is one of my favorite songs off the surprise album.
Every January 1st is the beginning of a new/fresh year, and every new year brings tons of "resolutions".
I'm going to put it out there - I'm not a fan of resolutions.
The idea of making positive changes in your life to better yourself, or better the lives of your loved ones, is fantastic. Really. I just don't like that it's something that can only be 'done' or 'started' on the first day of a new year. I'm not a fan of the idea of people waiting until a specific date to make changes. If you want to change something, just do it. Don't wait for January st, or Monday, or some other significant day/date/occasion.
Change is an important part of life. If you're not changing, then you're not progressing - it's as simple as that. Don't wait for that specific 'date' to make positive changes in your life. Make those changes today - no excuses.
I've been seeing a lot of resolutions on facebook, twitter, instagram, etc. and these are the top five resolutions that I've seen people post about:
- Lose Weight.
- Quit Smoking.
- Spend More Time With Loved Ones.
- Become More Organized.
- Work Less & Enjoy Life More.
Realistically, you will revert to your old ways within a month, two months, or maybe even six months.
I'm not trying to be a Debbie Downer over here, because like I said - CHANGE IS GREAT...
But you have to want to change for YOU, otherwise it won't stick.
I made resolutions every year of my life until about 2 years ago. I noticed that I never stuck with the things I said I was going to do/change/work on. I never made it past
If you're someone who has made resolutions this year, I wish you the best of luck and I truly hope you can implement these positive changes in your life and keep them around all year long.
However, despite everything I just said - I witnessed something interesting yesterday. I witnessed a hipster take 60 seconds to find a way to actually lower his body into the seat beside me on the bus. It took this long because his jeans were so tight that the knees wouldn't bend and the waist probably felt like it was going to rip open. But he did it, he was successful, and I felt absolutely awful when I pulled the bell three stops later to get off the bus and he had to stand up to let me off. Yeah, he should probably just go ahead and give up being a hipster (or at least give up wearing tight pants) for his New Year's Resolution. That;s a resolution that I could definitely get behind.