Resolutions and Aspirations

Cher journal,

It’s a New Year, so happy 2019 everyone! Every year I refuse to partake in making ‘New Year’s resolutions’, yet I always find myself making promises at the back of my mind to try something new or start doing something. This year I’ve made a subconscious list of things I want to achieve or start doing over the next 12 months:

  1. More effort. I think everyone has this mindset in January, but I’d like to try harder in general. Make more effort in class, with work, or with friends. I just want to finish each day knowing that I’ve tried my best. This leads me onto my next resolution…
  2. Try something new. Don’t get me wrong. I love having a routine, but sometimes it’s easy to get too comfortable, too in my comfort zone. This year I want to push myself out of it, starting off small, but slowly building up to something that is completely new.
  3. Be nice. I want to be thoughtful, and kind to others. I want to be more aware of those around me and make sure they feel noticed. I’d like to give my time to my friends, so they know how much they mean to me.
  4. Dream. My final resolution is an odd one, but I think I’ve been so focused on my goal of becoming a teacher that I’ve forgotten that I’m not only passionate about teaching, as I have many other interests. I want to be aware that there is more to life than getting a job and earning money. I don’t want to limit myself, and I want to be passionate and excited about my future, my dreams.

Stay positive everyone and I hope your New Year’s resolutions work out!

“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are grey…”


Emelie x