Guys, I want to wholeheartedly apologize for my last of posts. I have a TON of drafts that just never got finished, and now I’m not really feeling them. But hey, they say that with a new year comes a clean slate, right?
I also REALLY need to apologize ahead of time for any grammar errors in this post or if I write something that doesn’t make sense. I spent New Year’s Eve at work, and I’m making up for it by ringing in the new year right now. In other words, I’ve had a few glasses of champagne and now I’m either tipsy or unnaturally disoriented. Oh boy.
I usually don’t follow the whole “New Years Resolutions” deal. I mean, we can make plans and set goals any day. We shouldn’t wait a whole year just to better ourselves. But those thoughts be damned, because I have decided to join the bandwagon and be a little traditional for once. Maybe it’s because 2017 was such a huge letdown, or maybe it’s just the ever-so-appealing idea of a clean slate.
I guess in the end it’s just me wanting to actually make goals and follow through with them. I don’t want to just plan and talk about it. I want to take action. Of course, there will be a ton of planning, but it’s about time that I follow through with these plans. And just because I’m starting 2018 with these plans doesn’t mean I, myself, am going to be someone new. I will always be me. No matter what changes in my life – even if random things about my self changes – I will always be me. In fact, my number one resolution is to embrace myself. Everything so far has just been baby steps. It’s about time that I unapologetically be myself without worrying about what people think. Also, apparently “unapologetically” is not a real word. Riiight.
I also want to write more. Whether it is pen-to-paper or fingers-to-keyboard, I owe it to myself to work on what I’m most passionate about without all of the self-doubt and fears. I want to put myself out there in the literature world. I’ve actually already kind of started… I made a new FanFiction account and have started writing a little story that I’ve had on my mind for a while. I’m still totally self-conscious about it, but I’m proud of myself for at least starting on something. Maybe eventually I’ll work up to writing my own stuff. But until then, this is good practice.
And finally, the last major resolution on my list is activism. I want to be a voice in the communities I am in. As a woman, a lesbian, and a feminist, I want to contribute and support the communities that have even given me the opportunity to have a voice. I want to be part of positive changes around the world. I want to give back and be part of a greater change. I want a better world for everyone, and even if it doesn’t happen right now… Well, at least we can give the future generations a head start.
Maybe some of these sound silly or juvenile, but hey, at least it’s something.
Lastly, I just want to say one final “screw you!” to 2017, and a hearty “FINALLY” to 2018.
Happy New Year, y’all! What are your resolutions?
PS. Sorry for possible obnoxiousness. I’ve put down the champagne for now.