HOPES YOU CAN KEEP



It’s that time of the year again. I’m sure countless of people have spent a lot of time making heaps of 2014 resolutions. Starting today, we welcome our new self while thinking things might become a little different. We stay confident that we’ll stop procrastinating, lose weight, lessen alcohol intakes, stop smoking, won’t mindlessly eat unhealthy snacks, and whatever, the list goes on.

A couple of days ago, as I was also about to make mine, I read an article on thoughtcatalog.com saying that new year’s resolutions are ‘inherently terrible’. For how many years I realized I’ve been turning all of my resolutions to empty promises. I’m just stuck being that same asshole as I was in the previous year. Meh!

Now I'm done with accepting the fact that New Year resolutions are a pain. It’s legitimately like trying to slap your brain into submission and it naturally resists! You agree? If something is important, you would have done it sooner instead of waiting for New Year. That's why for 2014, I decided to make things a bit more manageable by making a list of the things I’ve learned from the entire year’s past (some pointed out, some I personally became aware of). I gathered ten 'chalk talks' that I’d like to share in hopes that these will fairly help you in tackling whatever daunting commitment you have this year.
  1. Making money is hard, but saving it once you have it is even harder
  2. Embrace a bit of insecurity
  3. Don’t let your age stop you from doing anything
  4. Take advantage of every opportunity
  5. Writing is an amazing outlet
  6. Embrace social media
  7. Health matters a lot
  8. Sleep makes everything better
  9. People do get wiser as they age, but not necessarily more mature
  10. For whatever reason, there are matters of the heart that you just cannot control
Happy happy New Year, everyone! 
I hope 2014 brings with it another year of wonders, hope, and happiness! 

What do you think will 2014 be about? 

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