I’m not too fond of New Year’s resolutions because I feel like you don’t need to wait for the New Year to change something about yourself, but man, for 2015 I think I have to reconsider that and actually start changing on the first day of the year!
Now, I’m not saying that my 2014 sucked. It was actually kinda awesome. But I feel like I could have done more things to make it better and more productive. So here are the things that I resolve to do in 2015:
Oh gosh, my friends weren’t kidding when they said: “If you can drive in Manila, you can drive anywhere.” I know how to drive, but Manila traffic is unbearable, and the drivers here during rush hour… Well, I don’t even know how to describe them. I cannot park to save my life too, that’s why I’m always hesitant to drive. I always feel like I’m going to bump into another car.
I know I have to drive eventually, but I’m too scared to begin. I’ve had lessons before but the instructor was kinda giving up on me because I just couldn’t perfect reverse parking. I was frustrated with myself too. That’s why this year, I’m really going to exert effort into practicing my driving skills, and maybe I’m going to start driving to work too just to get a feel of things.
- Invest in skills
This year, I admit that I’ve spent so much money on material things. It’s really tempting! But in the end, I haven’t saved anything for what I’ve always wanted to try after graduation: lessons.
Lessons on what? Anything that interests me. It doesn’t need to be related to work or career. I’ve always wanted to improve my voice and Chinese skills but I spent way too much on gadgets and other stuff. In 2015, I will make sure that these plans would turn into a reality.
This one is a bit difficult because it requires a lot of money, but if I get the chance to travel to a place I haven’t visited before, I’d definitely grab it! I travel a lot but it’s always the same places with the same people. I’d love to see other places this year, and maybe I could even go by myself for the first time!
- Be more active
2014 was my laziest year ever. I did want to gain some weight last year because I was underweight, but I did it in unhealthy ways. This year, I still want to maintain my normal weight but I want to be more active and make sure that I’m taking good care of my body. I am starting to feel the toll of the lazy lifestyle so I really want to take control of my health this year. With more pets coming into our home (more on that soon), I feel like I will be able to accomplish this goal.
- Set aside time for myself and my friends
I am a workaholic. It’s true. Even as a student, I rarely went out with friends or did things that I wanted because I was too busy thinking of other things or other people. But late last year, I realized how important it is to have “me time”. It’s really rejuvenating. It’s also the same when spending time with friends. I always feel happy and refreshed whenever I get to see them. I resolve to welcome those breaks from work this 2015!
How was your 2014? Do you also have resolutions to make this year better than the previous one?