So, we are in that time of goodwill to all men. That time when we usually pledge our good intentions of change. And speaking of good intentions of change, for some unknown reason to me yet, I’m making resolutions. Attainable resolutions for a change. New moderations. I usually don’t make new year resolutions (I find them to be a waste of time) but this time, I thought I would share mine with you. My 2018 resolution is simple, I intend to expand my hobbies…
- Focus on art. Make more drawings, practice painting and make more art pieces.
- Take up swimming classes. I’ve been meaning to start in the past years but I haven’t gotten around it yet. And I have to exercise to stay healthy. So, swimming it is.
- Tailoring. November last year, I had begun taking tailoring classes. Unfortunately, they were cut short because I got a job offer. Well, sort of. So, I want to complete my tailoring classes. And I also want to learn carpentry as well.
- Take up gardening. Because apart from growing vegetables and using them in the kitchen (fresh veggies taste fabulous), gardening is good for you. I know gardening can lead to neck strains and backaches. I know it’s not easy and can get messy, leaving you looking like you’ve been digging tunnels with your bare hands; and may not provide instant gratification but it’s transformative. It’s a journey of discovery and it is fun. It’s a creative, continual learning process. It’s rewarding standing in your garden, looking at the green things growing around you. Gardening is beautiful. Gardening is magical.
- Read more books. I don’t read half as many books as I would like to. I want to read not just photo captions on Instagram or WhatsApp statuses. I want to read every book I can get my hands on or (illegally) download. Sadly, I open a book and 10 minutes later I’m already dozing off (is it just me or books are like sleeping pills to you too?) I’m really ashamed of myself. I need prayers.
- Procrastinate less. I am a super lazy, but also highly motivated individual (yeah, I know how contradictory this sounds but it’s true). Procrastination is my specialty, but I’m trying to procrastinate less. I really am. I intend to leave it behind in 2017. Pray for me.
- Earn a driver’s license (so help me God).
- Positively impact the lives of as many people as possible.
At the end of the year, I hope to have crossed most (if not all, haha) of the items off this list and enjoy the simple pleasure of accomplishment. Then I can pat myself on the back, smile and say “I’m a good girl”.