"We must be willing to let go of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us"
- Joseph Campbell
Today's the last day of the year. I strikes me in a nostalgic way, time surely flies fast when you're having fun. Well I've had a lot of unforgettable moments and table-turning misfortunes but all together.. they were a fantastic combination that surely made my 2013 worth it. It also excites me in a way because hey, guess what? I'll be in college in a few months!
I'm sure you've been throwing away the things you own that you don't use anymore in preparation for the coming year. It took me days to completely sort out what's staying and what's not. I've collected a couple of items that brought me back to those "good old days" and it reminded me that they all happened for a reason. A bracelet? Photobooth pictures? Old perfumes? Souvenirs? Old shirts? Old notebooks? Written poems and write-ups? Unfinished planner? They all took part in a special way and it feels good to know that you have something to rummage into soon enough in the future.
Thank the people who shared these memories with you, whether it was good or bad. Reconcile with those you've hurt and make sure it's sincere, not just for the sake of it. A (genuine) fresh start is always better.
Now that you're ready, it's just a matter of conditioning. What are your plans for 2014? Any new year's resolutions? A planner is always nice, especially when you know you've been all over the place for the past year; a planner will help you organize and take note of the things you have to remember whether they're short term or long term goals. What if you're not a planner type of person? It's okay! A planner would be useless if you're not really into using one, get into something that you really love doing and make that your own planner.
Becoming a better person doesn't depend on what material you use, it will always be up to you and your passion, your enthusiasm, your efforts, your faith and the positive vibes you surround yourself with.
If you believe that this year will be better then it will be better, but in order for that to happen you have to let go. Let go of the things that are not worth keeping so that you'll have more space for the good things that are yet to come. How will good things happen when you don't have enough capacity in you to welcome changes and new opportunities because you're too occupied with the past? Let go.
Embrace 2014! Live it and be excited about it! Your new year's resolutions aren't there for you to just write them down and broadcast them to facebook or twitter- do it! Make it last. Not just for the first few weeks of the year, make it last until you've grown into it and the change is already taking its effect on you.
Happy New Year everyone! Start fresh and I wish you guys all the best. God Bless :)