It’s tempting to write about the new person I’m going to be in the new year. All new characteristics, drop all the negativity, drop the weight, drop the bad habits, *poof* I’m new! And improved!! It’s very seductive and I’d like to say I’m doing that. Somehow for me though the strike of midnight on a clock is not enough of a motivator for change.
They say that what you spend your first day of the year doing, is what you will do for the new year. In that case, in the new year I will be eating iced Christmas cookies for breakfast, and watching The Crown whilst drinking strong coffee. This sounds GREAT! I think I may need to figure out a way to hop a plane to the beach, if I want today’s predictors to be any good.
I hesitate to look for a job, because I don’t want to spend my year looking for a job. Maybe I’m taking this shit a bit too seriously. I’ve always had a flair for the magical in life.
Here are my hopes for 2018. I want to:
- Love more
- Worry less
- Exercise more
- Eat better
- Laugh more
- Find a job I can enjoy
- Find a place I can call home that is peaceful and safe and affordable.
- STAY STABLE!!!
I hope by the end of 2018 I will be able to say I have accomplished these things. I am happy with what I accomplished in 2017. There are not many years for which I can not say that, but 2017 was a very good year for me, and I am grateful for that. Bipolar Disorder plays a significant role in my life, but it doesn’t have to rule my life. I can improve myself and my life’s conditions with a lot of commitment and effort. I hope to continue on a positive path in 2018.
What are your thoughts on the new year?
I wish you all much peace and happiness in this new year. Oh. And peaches. Many peaches.