It’s officially 2018, which means it’s time for the mandatory “new year, new me” post. Although it is cliche, a new year really does mean a new beginning for some. For others, 2018, does not mark change but rather signifies just another year – same shit, different day. For me, the new year symbolizes hope, change, and resiliency. But let’s put aside what a new year symbolizes for a second or what it means to you. Let’s focus on one word – self-reflection.
The New Year is an amazing time for self-reflection. To evaluate what we have, what we want, and what we need. These resolutions are important because they allow you to reevaluate yourself. They may be the same resolutions you didn’t complete last year, but that doesn’t matter. You may try and fail again, but at least you tried.
So, instead of this being a cliche New Year’s post, this will be a post about my reflection of 2017…
From January to April, I was in Nova Scotia completing my courses for my masters. April – June, I was in Toronto, completely unemployed. June – August, I was living in Downtown Toronto working as a Residential Manager. August – December, I was working my first full-time permanent position, which is where I am today. Although there were a few transitional periods in my life last year, I am happy that I ended the year with some sort of stability.
With that being said, I didn’t accomplish all that I wanted too in 2017. In 2018 –
- I hope to find the motivation to finish my thesis.
- I hope to teach an English Literature class.
- I hope to become the person I need to be, the person I want to be.
- I hope to change my mindset and become more forgiving and trusting.
- I hope to change the decor in my house.
- I hope to communicate better with my partner.
- I hope to be patient with myself and partner.
- I hope to make more time for my family and close friends.
- I hope to make more time for myself.
- I hope to take my health more seriously: meal prep, less fast foods, and more gym.
With all of these hopes and goals, the thing that means the most to me is being resilient. With this in mind, my final vow is – I will remain resilient. I will keep fighting for myself. As long as I am resilient, I know I will accomplish all that I hope for and so much more…