As the hours pass by and the clock keeps ticking towards midnight and towards the new year, one may feel a sense of nervousness, excitement, sadness and fear all bottled up together. And yet these emotions are far from uncommon. An entire year has gone by. Think of all the laughs, tears, smiles, adventures, embraces, hellos, goodbyes, and times that you had. Sometimes it’s hard to let that go, especially if this was one of the best years of your life (as for me, I’m almost 19 so even though I haven’t celebrated too many New Year’s days, each year feels like the best one yet). However, as we prepare for the impending start of 2015, we should remember to reflect on the good and the bad of 2014.
One thing of many that I learned during 2014, is this: embrace your mistakes and learn from them. Don’t fear your failures. Everyone makes mistakes and yet everyone can learn from their experiences.
I’ve always been the one to make New Year’s Resolutions. And like the majority of people who make them, I don’t stick to them, or I only accomplish a few. It’s not that my resolutions were unattainable, they just weren’t realistic for the time. So this year, instead of New Year’s Resolutions, I’m making New Years goals. A goal is something to strive for. And often, a goal is reached because we are so passionate about it. What I love about the following goals is that they don’t have a “deadline.” I don’t need to finish them during or by the end of 2015…these are life goals. I want to do and experience the following day after day.