Hmmmm, now how do I begin this blog without being clichè? Ah screw it, Happy New Year everybody! Holidays usually aren’t my thing, but I do appreciate the fact that it’s a day everyone can enjoy without some sort of universal bad connotation based on heritage or religion. It’s literally the first day of the new year! Some of us do take it a bit more seriously while others don’t really mind what they happen to be doing at the exact stroke of midnight. I’m probably somewhere in the middle of that spectrum. This Year was pretty darn awesome for me. I went to my absolute favorite island, St. Lucia, with a few of my favorite people. I’m actually typing this blog post on the airplane ride back to (freezing) New York. We ended up on a boat party, so I was somewhere in the Caribbean Sea gazing at the water and enjoying a cool tropical breeze. How did I get so blessed?
Speaking of blessed, one thing I’ve noticed that a lot of us like to do on this day is reflect on the past year as a whole. I’m sure it’s hard to find a single soul who doesn’t have both good and bad things happen to them over the course of a year. It’s harder to ignore the bad, but I personally enjoy focusing on all of the improvements I make over the course of my lifetime.
This leads me to my resolutions! Feel what you feel about resolutions and how people make them. Sticking to goals you feel like you SHOULD set because everybody else is doing it doesn’t have the best track record. What I like to do is give a general goal for myself of being a better person. I would like to be nicer. Yeaaaa, sometimes I can be kind of a b****. It’s hard being nice! Doesn’t come naturally for me at all. I would also like to be the best LOOKING version of myself. I know I’m cute, but I’ve really been letting myself go! Lastly, keeping my health in tip top shape is also on the list.
I love the discoveries I’ve been making about myself, my mind, and my overall relationship with the rest of the universe, mostly through writing this blog and documenting my thought processes each week. Thank you for sticking with me faithful readers! I really do hope to just keep getting better and better each time around. I realize that I’ve been quite fortunate so far and don’t ever want to forget that or take it for granted. I wish you all the same!
Although im really freakin’ sad that I’m leaving a beautiful island to come back to wind chill, I hope I can immediately start working towards the future as soon as I touch down. Slacking off is all fun and games until you reach mid December with nothing to show for yourself, ya know? Anywhooo, time to go through all these photos and find some WiFi so I can upload. Also I’d love to hear how everyone else’s New Year is going so far as well. Remember, you life is what you make it! (Ugh, did I really have to end so clichè too?)
P.s. I did say New Year’s Day was a holiday that everyone could enjoy without bad connotations... but I forgot about the “time isn’t real” people (which actually is sometimes me too). I tend to underestimate the power of people finding something wrong with anything.
P.p.s. Oh! Almost forgot, another goal is to get more flexible. I always see these cool yoga moves I wanna do, but I can barely kick my leg up anymore. I use to do a mean split!
P.p.p.s. I sort of enjoyed the fact I didn’t have good cell phone service out there. No obligation to text a billion people I only text once or twice a year. (Guess everybody felt the same about me too though because I barely got any Christmas OR New Year texts. Hermit life!)