New Years resolutions are littering my twitter feed and Google reader. Some people want to lose 10 pounds, some only 5. Some people want to read more, learn more, be more spontaneous. To me, New Years resolutions seem so cliché, so I have never really participated. I’ll be honest, if I say I want to lose weight, I’ll be very enthusiastic about going to the gym… for about two weeks.
This year my mindset is a little different. The past few weeks have been a very relaxing break from the stress that is college life. I’ve had time to really reflect on what I’ve done over the past two and a half years and really think about what I want to do with my degree and where I see myself in the future.
And I’ve come to a conclusion. I’ve developed one New Years resolution that is broad, but captivating. It is simple, like I think all resolutions should be, and offers a big picture and a big goal:
When I am 40 years old, married with kids, and have a career, I want to look back and say that 2011 was truly the year I got my life in order, the year I decided exactly what I wanted in life and the year that I really got motivated to make it happen.
So bring it on 2011, I’m ready for you.