Another day another. . . NICKEL *insert Spongebob’s laugh* 😆 Okay sorry, that line from the show always gets in my head when I think about starting a sentence with “another _____”. 😆

What I meant to say was: another year has passed, and a new one has arrived. Happy new year! 😄 2016 was. . . something else. A lot of things happened, and I’m not just talking about my personal life. 😳 It’s been a crazy year, and I think a lot of us are relieved that it’s done.

With the new year comes the resolutions which, unfortunately, a lot of the time aren’t followed through all twelve months. I think it might be a matter of over reaching, to the point of not being able to get there at all. 😕

For 2017, I decided to be a little more general, and not put exactly how much I want to do something. That way, the basis of whether or not I accomplished it would just be a comparison of how I am now, and how I will be at the end of the year, and hopefully the pressure will be lessened. These are my resolutions:

Be better. I want to take care of myself more. This includes eating better, drinking more water, and exercising more. It’s not just limited to physical health though. I want to pay more attention to my psychological health and take better care of that too. The goal is to be in an overall better place than where I am now. 😊

Work more. I want to put more focus into doing more stuff. This includes this blog, my writing, and the other skills that I think would be good professionally. I think I have a lot to catch up on, and I really want 2017 to be about growing. 😊

Read more. I wasn’t able to read as much as I wish I did last year, and I still have the list to prove it. I want to be able to go through this list of titles that I have right now, and also find and finish other titles. I love to read, and I don’t know why I haven’t done it a lot recently. It’s time to change that. 😊

Be more. This is the vaguest of all of these I think, but it’s the one that digs the deepest, I think. I want this year to be the year that I leave my personal bubble more, if not completely. I want to learn new things and try new things–things that I wouldn’t necessarily just go for. 😊

Exist. I want to be present in the world. I want to see my friends more, meet new people, and just really try to extend myself to others. I want to leave a mark of sorts this year, and I want to be able to say Hey, this year was crazy! and mean it in the most positive way possible. 😊

So yeah, I am optimistic about this year, and am very hopeful that I remain optimistic for the majority, if not the whole, of it. This is a time to give a chance to the new things, and make better the old. I hope you had a great new year, and I want to hear about your resolutions too so feel free to leave a comment. 😄

’til next time,



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