First day of this year

This is the first year in a long long time that I have been able to ring in the New Year with the friends whom I truly love. For many years, NYE parties have always been overrated to me. And to be honest, I do not normally get invited to said parties anyway. As such, I would usually spend NYE at home alone doing my own thing (I don’t even have a TV to watch other people celebrate), or be sleeping cause I have to work on New Year’s day. This year has been different though, as (a) I did not have to work on either NYE or NY day, and (b) Lydia invited me to her house to spend the evening with her and her family whom I love dearly. It was so nice to see them all, and it certainly did feel surreal for me to count down into the New Year with Phil’s little puppy Lily on my lap (those who know me know that I am not particularly comfortable with animals. I do not stroke them, and certainly am not too at ease with having a puppy leap onto my knee and making herself comfortable there). Nevertheless, I had a lovely time with them all, singing Auld Lang Syne, and clinking glasses of champagne to celebrate the year past and looking forward to the New Year coming.

I am not usually one to make New Years resolutions, but this year I would like to. I hope these resolutions will encourage me to make the most out of the very last year of my twenties. I want to seize the days, and come out of the other end of 2015 knowing that I have been a good steward of my time.

This year, I resolve to:

1. Clean up my language.

2. Clean up my thoughts

3. Clean up my house. Get rid of those boxes. Find proper storage. Throw out stuff you’ve not touched for ages. STOP HOARDING!

4. Do not let work and exams consume me. Take regular breaks, use my annual leave wisely, plan my times off (rather than just lounge around the house and watching youtube), travel. I’d like to see at least 3 blog posts in 2015 dedicated to new places I have visited.

5. Learn Korean. 화이팅! I’d quite like to be able to visit South Korea with basic conversational skills by 2016!

6. Get out of my current BMI category. Exercise some. Don’t waste calories on un-inspiring foods. Eat well.

7. Stop making excuses not to attend life group. Get to know more people in church.

8. Get out. Smile more. Make friends.

9. Paint more. Get crafty. Work on an art project and have something to show for it by the end of the year.

10. Do something charitable and selfless. Maybe sponsor a child, or do something for the homeless.

2015 is going to be a great year. I just know it.