Can you believe that we have officially left 2018 behind and are no fully drawn into 2019?
Now I’m not the kind of person who looks at the New Year as something magical. Nothing really changes at the stroke of midnight. We don’t magically become better people who will hit the gym more and the carbs less. We don’t automatically become best selling authors over night. Our problems don’t just vanish into thin air. Sometimes people look at the New Years Eve/New Year’s midnight as some mystical power to start over. The truth is, it isn’t.
That’s because we can start over at any time. Which is partly the reason why I am posting this on January 2nd instead of January 1st (even though to most my New Year post would make more logical sense to come on New Years Day). New Years Day is not physically magical, it is a mental reminder and that’s what I love about New Years. Perhaps this year will be just as wonderful or as devastating as the last, we can’t know for certain. But what we do know is this:
New Year’s Day represents a fresh start.
For the most part anyway. After all, we are still the same people as we were forty-eight hours ago with the same hopes, dreams, fears, and sins. But we always have a chance to start doing better, to start improving ourselves. This, of course, leads to the idea of New Year’s resolutions.
Don’t we all, Kirk?
Most of you know all about New Year’s resolutions, I’m sure. And I’m not here to down on them, there’s nothing wrong with setting yourself a goal. The problem with New Year’s resolutions comes when we set impossible goals and then feel like failures when we cannot meet them. So this year, be kinder to yourself and set realistic resolutions.
Here are some of my resolutions for 2019:
- Be a better, kinder, and more patient professor (and person in general)
- Finish Planning and Celebrate my Wedding without worrying if it’s “perfect”
- Finish my book with the same excitement with which I began
- Sell 100 copies! (Hey, it could happen :D)
- Visit my Papa and remind him what he means to me.
- Take advantage of the moments I have with the people I love.
- Be kinder to myself and stop demanding more than I can give.
I am going to address that last resolution immediately by reducing the amount of blog posts that I demand from myself every week.
Currently, I publish a post every weekday (Monday-Friday), which is five times a week. Beginning immediately, I will be posting every Monday/Wednesday/Friday, which is three times a week.
I believe that by reducing the amount of times I am posting, I will not feel the need to put up sub par work. Instead, this will give me ample time to create posts with detailed content.
Don’t worry though, I’m not going anywhere! While I plan to only be posting on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, that does not mean that I will only be active on those days. I still plan to pop in and check out as many of your blogs as possible.
Thanks for checking in and reading this blog update, I hope that you all will continue to stop by and check out the new blog posts.