2014 is coming to a close and 2015 is upon us. I don’t have any New Years Resolutions, because I don’t think they’re practical and I don’t think they last. I have things I’m working on, but I’m working on them because they need to be worked on, not because it’s almost a New Year and I want a list of things to tell people. I’m going to the gym now, so I can take better care of myself. I’m looking for a full time job (like I have been for the last year as well) but taking it much more seriously and realizing how important it is that I find one (as in I have a Mcdonalds interview on the 2nd because I realize that without a miracle or a degree, fast food is my best bet currently). When I get paid after Christmas, I’m going to go to the store and buy a set of Tupperware so that I can start doing meal planning throughout the week so that I can eat better and have less stomach aches due to my gallbladder not working. But that is all because I feel like that is what I need to do for myself, and would be doing whether or not the New Year is almost here.
I’ve grown a lot in the last few months, in that I am a much more positive person lately and have been taking on more at my current job. I’ve gotten progressively better reviews at work, and I have realized how much a good attitude will change things. The more often I come into work with a smile on my face, the more positive feedback I get from my managers, the more I get called in when they need someone, the more money I see on my paycheck, etc. It’s improved so much that I’ve gone from dreading going in, to absolutely loving my job. I just wish the hours after the holidays would be just as good as they are now (retail, yay).
Now while I believe that if you’re going to work on yourself, you should just do it, regardless of the the time of year, I also believe that New Years can set the mood for your year. No one wants to spend New Years alone. No one wants to start off their year sad/depressed/upset. Everyone wants to start their year off with their loved ones, celebrating the year they’ve had and looking forward to all the great things the next one holds. If you know someone whose had a crappy year or who may be spending New Years on their own, please do your best to be a decent human being and go out of your way to make their New Years a good one. After all, making someones day sounds like a pretty great way to start off the year if you ask me. Think of others before yourself. Start the new year putting others before yourself, heck start out every day like that, and the world would be a much better place.