Happy New Year to you all! I don’t think the only time people should try and better themselves or make goals is at the turn of the year, but sometimes it’s a good place to start. I was listening to Taylor Swift earlier today, and I thought that a part of her song “Innocent” sums up my thoughts on this rather nicely:
“Time turns flames to embers, you’ll have new Septembers. Everyone of us has messed up too. Lives change like the weather, I hope you remember today is never too late to be brand new.”
Nonetheless, I like to make new goals every year. (I like to use the word goal instead of resolution; I think it makes me feel less cliché. :P) But I also like to keep my goals simple and realistic, something that can prove as a guideline, I suppose:
- Keep Writing. Whether it’s blogging or novels or mindless rambles, I want to continue writing. It’s always been a favorite past time, but I want to improve as well. And improvement comes through practice.
- Read More. I love reading, and for some silly reason, I often tend to forget that. My goal this year is to read all the books that I currently own that I have not read yet. That may sound like a simple task, but I own twenty-eight books that I have not read yet. Twenty-eight! I blame it on Border’s going out of business and having excellent sales on books.
- To remember what’s important. I don’t ever want to lose sight of the things that mean the most to me. I think I can easily some that up with family, friends, and education at the moment. I just don’t want to lose sight of where I prioritize these things.
I hope you all had a wonderful and fun new year so far. I had a small little celebration where I had a few friends over and we made junk food (I seem to have junk food quite a bit :P) and watched movies and played board games. Nothing fancy really, but it was fun.
Today was also my mom’s birthday. She’s a New Year baby. My dad BBQ’d since the weather here has been absolutely crazy–as in it’s the middle of December and it’s around 60 degrees instead of below 0.
Afterwards we were planning on doing something as a family since everyone was home again. My mom wanted to either play a board game or watch a movie. And then those dumb, stupid bickers that seem to happen all to often between family members happened. My mom kept trying to please everybody by constantly asking what we wanted to play or watch, but everyone kept insisting that she choose; afterall, it’s her birthday.
Somehow, my mom got all offended because some of us were getting frustrated that she wouldn’t choose and we all just sort of went our different ways. As in, my mom went to watch a movie by herself–in the kitchen, which has only one stool so no one could join her– and my sister stormed off to her room, slamming the door behind her. It’s so silly really. I mean, how hard is it to watch a movie together or play a board game together? But that’s family for you.