I’ve always said that the new year is a tad overrated. That said, a new year is an opportunity. It’s a chance that we get, year on year, to start over on a fresh page, leaving the mistakes of the previous year behind. It’s a chance to look ahead, to hope for a better future. After all, what’s life without hope?

Like everyone else, I too have a bucket list. Many elements of this list have stayed on for years, even decades now. Some have been struck off to be replaced with other things. But these are not resolutions to be broken by the end of January. These are things that change with time, with baby steps, taken one step at a time. These are little drops that will one day form an ocean.

First on my list, is to forgive myself my shortcomings a bit more easily. I am perhaps my own worst critic. There are days when I look around me and see a messy house, an unmade bed and dirty dishes and curse myself for being worthless, constantly telling myself that I’m no match for others who manage to keep a spotless house. This year, I’d like to be a little kinder to myself and try not to feel inadequate all the time. 

The next on my list is to take some time off for myself every week. To start doing what I love to do: write. To spend time with my thoughts and words, because they’re important to me. 

And finally, to tolerate crap a little less. To speak my mind without being rude. To be strong without appearing insulting. This is perhaps the most difficult of my tasks. But I’d like to try. 

What’s on your bucket list?

Welcoming a new year…

2 thoughts on “Welcoming a new year…

  • January 4, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Happy New Year 2016. This time I kept my bucket list empty… do not want to preplan anything. Just want to go as the day goes by. Not sure what I may achieve but…

  • February 15, 2016 at 8:08 pm

    All the best.Generally New year resolutions are forgotten soon.If you are strong it provokes jealousy and even hatred among others
    If you got answers for the questions raised by those around you they will call you arrogant,haughty and what not.the best policy is notto bother about others opinions


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