Each year everyone has a New Year’s resolution and after a couple weeks or months they give up on it. Personally I have never really made a New Years resolution, but I think after the year I just had I could use a resolution. Each year it seems like I learn more and more about myself and about other people, but sometimes it seems like I’ve been making the same mistakes over and over again. So this year I am going to give a New Year’s resolution a shot.
2015 taught me a lot and has made me change into a different person. I don’t see this has a negative thing, but I see it has a good thing. I’m growing into the person I someday will be. I think one of the most important things I’ve learned after 2015 is that after a failed relationship with someone you love and care about, it shouldn’t make you bitter about love. I remember myself a couple years ago after my relationship didn’t work out I told myself that I never wanted to get into another relationship and I thought that love didn’t exist. Yet here I am again with a broken heart and I don’t find myself feeling like that. Instead I feel as if my my relationship was a learning experiencing and we just weren’t meant to be. Sometimes that’s just the way it goes. I know now that everything happens for a reason. I don’t see going into a new year single a bad thing. It’s a chance to start fresh with someone you haven’t even met yet. Who knows where you will be in a year. You could be head over heals in love, or you could be bringing in the new year single again.
With all this being said I do have a resolution I would like to make for 2016.
For 2016 I want to stop wasting my time on people I know I won’t have a future with. I want to stop the late night ‘booty call’. I’m done wasting my time on people who don’t actually care about me. For 2016 I am only interested in real relationships with people who care about me and want a future with me. I’m done “talking” to people. My New Year’s resolution is to stop the ways of 21st century dating and to actually date someone. To go on dates that don’t include Netflix and the phrase “chill”.
For 2016 I don’t want to settle. Sometimes we want love so badly that we will fall for the first guy that we meet. I don’t want to do that. I don’t want to settle for someone just because I hate being alone. Being alone sucks, but so does settling for a guy that you don’t really want to be with. I want to find ‘love’, but I don’t want to settle for it. Even if it takes awhile to find it and maybe I will even bring in 2017 alone, but in the end I know I will be happier this way.
For 2016 I want to travel to two new places I’ve never been before. I suppose this resolution is different than my other two, but traveling the world in 2015 was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever done. This is one thing I don’t want to leave behind. Maybe I won’t do another trip through Europe, but for 2016 I want to travel to two places I’ve never been before.
For 2016 I overall just want to be happy. This may seem silly to even say, but I think it’s something I could work on. Sometimes we need to stop worrying about other people and just worry about ourselves for once. I deserve to be happy. I want to be free of the drama 2015 caused me and just live my life to the fullest. I mean it’s like they say…”You only live once.”