2023: Year Of Dreams
New Year’s Resolutions
New Year’s Resolutions are more like goals for me. I start them and keep up with them. The difference for me is if I forget to do it every day, I will keep continuing with my goal. An example is that I set a goal to write 500 words a day of a novel. We are almost two weeks into the year, and I’ve written probably 50 words. There are two options when this happens: I can quit and be sad about my failure. The better option, in my opinion, is to go day-by-day.
Some progress is good. It takes three weeks to form a habit. I have been practicing French and Spanish for a trip to Europe in April for my roommate’s birthday. Every morning I start my day with a few lessons on Duolingo. The last few years have felt like a decade. People may feel like they tried to improve themselves during the lockdown, which never ended. New skills might seem too overwhelming because you don’t know where to start, and that’s okay. Do whatever works for you.
Goals Aren’t Universal
Everyone doesn’t need to make changes in their lives, and that’s wonderful. Goals aren’t just to fix a flaw. They can be fun too. One of my goals from last year that I didn’t do was to read one book a week. New books are a great way to broaden your worldview and give you a new perspective.
Time For Dreams
New Year’s is also a great time to pick up old hobbies you may have given up for one reason or another. The last few years reminded everyone that tomorrow isn’t promised. No one needs to be unhappy. Dreams don’t have to wait. Please take steps to figure out what it would take to accomplish that goal. Maybe your plans have changed, and you don’t know what’s next. Sit down for a few minutes and write them down. Sort out your priorities. Make this year the best year for you and your loved ones.