Well. It's the end of the year. The time that you reflect on all of the pitfalls and highs over the previous eleven months and thirty days, and come up with whimsical resolutions for the year ahead. I love doing this. I love setting myself goals, as I feel like that is the only way I ever feel truly accomplished. Trivial, I know... but it works!
So, I did a little surf of the old blog here, and found a post that I posted all the way back in January. My second post of the year. It was a resolutions post. This was back when I had two followers and my little corner of the Internet felt like a spec of dust in the spectrum of corners. I wrote three resolutions...
- "First off, to get more in to my writing. This is a very important goal which I am hoping I can reach throughout this year. Being a student still, having to be subjected to eight hours of compulsory schooling a day, resulting in more work to do at home, I do find it troubling to find time where I am in the right mindset to write. But that is going to change.
- Keep blogging and sharing my journey with my wonderful followers. I know, I don't have very many of you at the moment, but I am keeping my chin up. I want to stick to my blog, expressing my feelings about my day-to-day, crazy antics.
- Read a lot more. I am a reader at heart, but lately I have slackened in expanding the type of literature I am reading, and the quantity I read. Currently, I am on a mission to find wonderful, thought-provoking novels with a good story line and characters. A trip to the library might do me some good."
1. I am so happy that I have accomplished this goal. I have written and completed two novels, and started on my third. No, I haven't got anywhere in the conventional sense. But in the mental and everything-else-sense, I have travelled miles.
2. If I hadn't accomplished this resolution, I wouldn't be here telling you this right now.
3. I have read a load more this year, from classics to romantics. I have loved every book I have read, and I can't wait to keep on reading and discovering new writers.
I passed the first hurdle! I achieved every single one of my resolutions this year! That's the first time I have done so. For all those struggling to keep up your resolutions, here's a tip: make them realistic. Don't tell yourself to drop 3-stone if you want to lose weight. Tell yourself that you will try to aim for a healthy lifestyle and lose as much weight as possible. That way it is more realistic, and you are planning on a bigger scale. It's easy when you think about it. ;)
Now, here's my tricky part. Writing my resolutions for 2012.
I can stick to the obvious stuff: eat more vegetables, exercise more, spend more time on homework... et cetera, et cetera. But, I've already begun to change these things. I didn't need a New Year to make me do those. Instead, I am thinking about every single day.
- Write with more passion and heart than ever before. You're on the right track.
- Write more poetry. You love it.
- Keep reminding yourself how lucky you are to have such amazing blog followers who accept you for who and what you are. Never let that become an expectation or a right. It's a blessing.
- Keep reading; increasingly so.
- Get a job. (I'm turning sweet sixteen! I am finally able to.)
- Work hard and steadily to achieve the grades you deserve in your GCSEs.
- Enjoy every minute.
These may look brief, but they speak mouthfuls to me.
What are your resolutions? Do you make them? Haha.
Happy New Year to all of you! I hope that this New Year brings more fortune and love and happiness to every single one of you beautiful people. I love you all so dearly. Thank you for making my year and amazing roller-coaster. I'm not ready to get off the ride just yet.
Lots of love,