We all use the new year as an opportunity to start over. We must put old bad habits behind us while inhibiting new good habits.
It’s reassuring to know that the present year is coming to an end and a new one is soon to begin. All in all, it doesn’t really mean anything.
To be honest, I love it. Sure, we can keep going without goal setting for ourselves and just keep being the same, but I feel like this is the perfect time to start over.
For the new year, I’ve set some goals for myself that I know I can achieve. Goals I’ve set for myself as a result of everything I’ve learned this year.
This is just me writing down the thoughts that come to mind as I consider moving on to 2023.
This past year has taught me so much; many mistakes have been made, and many lessons have been placed in my path to learn from.
I can’t help but feel sad now that it’s coming to an end. Saying farewell to everything that occurred this year, but mostly to the 2022 version of myself.
See, I’ve accomplished a lot this year, and I mean a lot for myself and my soul. I took a break from everyday life. I learned to enjoy my life without worrying about the consequences. I’ve learned a lot about myself and those around me, and I’ve met some wonderful people. I got to do things I’d always wanted to do but couldn’t because I thought they were wrong. I was afraid of being judged and labelled as careless. But, to be honest, this year has taught me not to care. I learned to live solely for myself. Because time is something we will never ever get back, opportunities will not last forever.
This year feels like the year to make mistakes, be careless, and live as if there’s no tomorrow. That is exactly what I did. I can say that, while my life will not be the same as it was this year, I now know how to truly live. My life does not have to be boring, nor does it have to be crazy. I can live in a state of neutrality.
Even if most people aren’t reading this far, that’s fine. I wrote this for myself. But, for those who are still reading, I simply encourage you to live. Simply devote a year or a few months to yourself. Where everything else is irrelevant. Because you want to be able to say you lived when you look back on your life. Why be concerned today if we will die tomorrow? Time and memories are both limited. Money will always come back, I told myself all year. We just have to work hard to get it. But time is something we will never get back, so why not spend it making great memories that will last a lifetime?
I am truly grateful to have survived this year, and I am grateful to the wonderful people I met this year. Even those who are no longer a part of my life. You taught me the most.
But, in any case, here’s to a new year. 2023.