New Year, New You?

Do New Year’s resolutions have rules? I hope not. I’ve never been any good at following rules for these sorts of things. But once I set a goal, I don’t look back. If I have something in mind, unless my mind changes, I get it done. But that’s the other problem. If I decide I don’t want to complete the goal any more, I start to feel like it was all for nothing. Is it wasted time if the path you no longer want to go down brought you to an even better path, though?

At the dawn of the New Year, I’m contemplating one of the biggest decisions of my life. And suddenly, everything I stand for and everything I am is being called to question. I feel like I’m on trial, only I’m both the defendant and the questioner.

Life has changed a bit since I wrote “Some Nights (What Do I Stand For?)”, but some of the lines hold truer than ever. My head is in a completely different place but so is my heart. Maybe at 17 I don’t know who I’ll be at 25. And maybe I don’t know what it’s like to be out on my own just trying to figure out where I fit in the world. But maybe I know what I’m thinking and feeling, and I just don’t want to come to terms with it.

I want 2013 to be about being me and not being afraid of what I think or feel or want.  

I resolve to:

Write more
Read more
Take more risks
Learn a song on the guitar, finally
Write a song
Go outside of my bubble more (go outside more ;))
Try something new
Make a decision

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Take it from someone who’s so clearly amazing at making decisions, and stop thinking about it so much. In 2013, you will have ups and you will have downs. It’s a given; that happens every year. There are some things that you simply don’t have control over. But I’ve found the more energy I put into trying to make the right decision, the further I get from what I really want.

In time everything becomes clear. The best way to kick off a new year is to reflect on what went right with what you did the previous year.