“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.” – G.K. Chesterton
New Year’s resolutions afford an opportunity to take the preceding year, and re-align that which makes us happy, sad, and what we want to see in ourselves and our approach to life.
The entirety of a year, 365 days of the unrelenting passage of time, causes a hindsight that we use towards our future outlook. We utilize that passage of time, that experience to shape our perspective, our dreams and goals, in the wake of a New Year.
With that in mind, I’ve come to dislike that my former creative passions have slowly faded over the years and that last year took me to some new lows, both creatively and physically. It is why I’d like make the start of 2018, a fresh beginning towards new goals:
- Utilize this blog to renew my writing interest, towards thoughts, happenings, and potentially more down the road
- Read at least two books a month
- Utilize my new camera as much as possible
- Lose 50 lbs.
- Improve my organization skills, and make things tidy