I’m horrible at making resolution, I never keep them. And it’s not as if I make goals that are irrational and not attanable. I just get bored or forget about them. I’m not a perfect person, no one is, but I am more or less content with the being that I am. For better or for worst.
With that being said, on tumblr I came across a post a few months back that talked about keeping a jar and filling it with scraps of paper containing great things that have happened that year in your life. And while 98% of the time I bypass things like this on tumblr, this caught my intrest and got me thinking. I know how my memory works, I was horrible at memorizing school work, but can recall the most random facts and random moments in life with the most vivid detail. I know as the years go by some of the smaller, yet still brilliant, pieces of life get brushed to the wayside and often forgotten. Sure the big deal amazing things are memorable, but so are the little details that we often forget.
Thus, I have made a 'resolution' to write down, on little scraps or paper with the date, all the amazing things that happen to me or in my life over the course of 2013, so them come December 31st I can open the jar and remember back on all the great things from the year; things that may have slipped my mind as something bigger came along. I don't even know if we can consider this a resolution... but oh well.
I also tossed in this fortune from Christmas Eve Chinese dinner. Ironically at the time I didn't think anything of it other than "oh, I have to work that day", but then I realized that it was also New Years Eve.
photo: by me
Other than writing good things down on scraps of paper and keeping them in a jar, I have two other things that on my list for 2013:
- Begin half-marathon training
- Move back to NYC
We'll see how the year goes, I suppose. I graduated from Uni in 2012 so for once in my life I have no strings holding me to a certain place. I see it being a good year; whatever experience based form it may take!
So.... do you have any resolutions? Do you believe in them? Would you consider doing the scrap of paper idea? xx.