I don’t really like the idea of New Year’s resolutions. Telling yourself that you’re going to start making a change on some arbitrary day doesn’t seem like a good way to set yourself up for success, you know? Like, if you really wanted to stop eating sugar, you’d do it now, not on January 1. (Or never, if you’re me and have a profound sugar addiction.)
That being said, there is something to taking a step back and looking over the things in your life that you want to improve. Maybe you want to volunteer more, or take on a new hobby. Me? Well, I just want to care about other people.
I spend a lot of time in my own little bubble. I do what I want to do, when I want to. And if something gets in my way, I just hope someone will take care of things for me. As much as I hate to admit it, I’m more than a little spoiled.
But I don’t want to be like that anymore. I hate that I’m like that. This year, I want to be different; I want to spend more of my time looking out for other people–having more conversations, baking more cookies, running more errands, helping out. I want to be there for someone besides me. I’m good at getting Poptarts for myself when I’m hungry, but what about picking up dinner for my parents? I write in my journal for hours, but what about having a heart-to-heart with a friend?
Just let me finish this Poptart and I’ll be right over.