Everybody is always complaining about how overrated New Year’s Resolutions are: they’re cliche, corny and are almost always never followed anyway.
Which is, to an extent, quite true. Really, it is.
However I think it is simply because people assign a certain feeling to the resolution, a ‘refreshing’ feeling that usually only last on the first month of the year. Great (not really). So what I tend to do is to pick my resolutions, resolutions that are needed, resolutions I know that I will think of throughout the year if I hadn’t actually done them as it would become problematic.
Basically I ask myself, in situations this year would I wish I (insert resolution here) instead? If the answer is yes, I add it to my resolutions list.
So let’s get down to it, what are my New Year Resolutions?
- Lose a little weight: I did gain a couple of unwanted kilos and since I like having my weight at about 47kg, I just want that magic number again. From 50 to 47, thank you.
- Slowly grow my vintage dress collection: These dresses are timeless and amazing, so I need to set aside money for a new one every month. Not too much, not too little.
- Speak out for others: As a woman and a coloured (Asian) one too, I hate seeing white men being shut down (except you, Gavin McInnes because you are amazing!) so when they are being insulted or slammed labels by crazy feminists, I’ll jump right in with my great score of oppression points.
I think this is downright manageable for me. Nothing like total transformations or whatnot, we all know this is unrealistic for most people. I’m no Wonder Woman (more like an Eleanor of Aquitaine), especially now she’s become a feminist dumping ground. We all know one movie I am not going to see this year.
Many people will think that 2016 was a horrible year and in some terms it was. The left would love to say it’s the most horrible year in the history of mankind (because they know nothing about history, really) but it really isn’t. A wonderful man won the US election, the Brexit happened and I would say the Right is definitely starting to turn the tide. Counter-mainstream media is only growing, media like Breitbart and Rebel Media are becoming more popular, as well as a number of Youtube channels that speak against the left in general and feminism. Australia is definitely a lot more liberal than the US and we don’t have anything like those media outlets here, not to that extent anyway. So for those who live in the US, I envy your political climate!
2017 is starting to look quite bright, even if the annoying Liberals are still being noisy and whining about it in the background. Set your goals, think about your values and approach the new year with wonderful intentions.
Happy New Year, everyone!