No more resolutions!
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Itâ€™s (still) a brand new year. A time when a new, infamous list of resolutions come out from under the pile of junk in your desk drawer or written in a journal to new optimism.
The list may be a new one. For some, familiar items from last year (or the years before that) creep in to this yearâ€™s list yet again, with the hope that youâ€™ll finally lose those ten pounds you swore youâ€™d shed for the last five years. One colleague of mine said he had his last cigarette on December 31, 2008. All was well until a few hours ago, when I caught him with a ciggy in his hand and called him on it! He blamed his weakness on peer pressure. Yeah sure!
Iâ€™ve never liked making resolutions. Iâ€™ve only ever had one standing resolution, which was to go down a few dress sizes! Ever since I can remember, Iâ€™ve been making this resolution with each passing year, except for 2009. My resolution this year is No More Resolutions! I prefer to use the word â€śgoalâ€ť instead of â€śresolutionâ€ť. And this year, Iâ€™ve decided not to set unrealistic goals for myself that I know would be near impossible to achieve.
This year, Iâ€™m making it a point to take better care of my health. Iâ€™ll make better food choices (less fried chicken and rice) and work out more. There is no way that I will go on a diet. Itâ€™s the dirtiest four letter word that ever existed! How many people do you know who had gone on a diet and kept the weight off once they stopped?? I canâ€™t think of one myself. Iâ€™ve come to be at peace with myself. Sure, I need to lose a few inches off my waistline so that I donâ€™t keel over from a heart attack. But other than that, Iâ€™m more comfortable in my skin now than I was years ago.
I also plan to travel more. Iâ€™ve always loved travelling but hadnâ€™t much courage to go it alone, until last year, when I flew to Bali all by my lonesome. I canâ€™t believe I didnâ€™t try the travel solo thing earlier! The experience was one that I wouldnâ€™t soon forget. This year, I have Angkor Wat and Bangkok on my travel itinerary and would love to cover all cities in South East Asia before 09 comes to a close.
All these plans and itâ€™s almost February, with 11 months to go to accomplish all these plus complete my first year in law school and writing my first book of short storiesâ€¦ I better get a move on! ;)