It always seems like a lie when people say this, but I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. I’m all for self-improvement, but I don’t feel as though taking time as the calendar turns to decide everything that is horrible about myself is entirely healthy. If there is something I feel needs changing, I make a change no matter what the time of year.
That being said, I do like making yearly goals for myself. Deciding on something I want to accomplish feels more positive and productive. It’s a small difference, but to me it’s large.
So here are five things I want for 2014.
1) Start a blog.
Write first post. Continue writing posts on a regular basis.
2) Finish novels I currently have started.
Three tales have begun. Chapters have been written, stories outlined, plans made. It’s time to get them completely out of my head and onto paper.
3) Work on healthy habits.
The four basic food groups are not popcorn, chocolate, coffee, and ice cream. Channel surfing does not burn as many calories as real exercise. Healthy habits only work if they are not theoretical.
4) Publish novel written last year.
Last year’s goal was to finish my first novel. This year it needs to be polished and published. Novels are wonderful, but a story is meant to be told not hidden from the world.
5) Create something beautiful on a regular basis.
Sew it, knit it, cross stitch, just keep making things.
Changes happen all the time, whether you like it or not. Every now and then you need to take the bull by the horns and make a few of the changes for yourself.