2013, Mixed Feelings Anyone?
As all people in the whole world must know, unless they've been sleeping under a rock for a while, 2012 is so totally "last year" and 2013 is so totally "this year".
Now I was thinking, "Do I really want a new year already?"
For me, 2012 went fast enough for me and if the pattern continues, this year will go even faster! 2013 comes with mixed feelings for me though, because as I reflected on the past year, I wondered if I did enough. Did I make a difference in anybody's life? Was I kind enough to that one person who is almost never included or accepted? Did I spend an adequate time with God? With my family? Friends? Schoolmates?
I didn't want the new year, I just wanted it to be the same old 2012 so that I could fix up the mistakes not feel so guilty about what I did in the past time.
What did I do? I blogged, ate, slept, went to school, tweeted on my personal account under my real name, read, wrote, played with my dog, went to church, spent time with my friends.
If you think about it, that's not much. I want to do something big this year, maybe something that will make a difference.
I'm gonna start with spending more time with God. Not "just enough" time, but much more time than I have been! Maybe I'll try to blog more, try more new things as they come up, tweet less, read more of a variety, finish a novel, not complain about going to church.
Maybe I could try to hang out with new people, and try to include the un-included. I want to be kind to everyone, not just the people I like, or the people who are nice to me, but everybody. Including the people that are hard to get along with or that I don't particularly like.
So my goal this year is not to regret the time between now and next New Years next year! I don't want to do the same old boring stuff.
This is my idea for 2013:
Once a month, I'll take a dare (something that is reasonable and that I can do without hurting myself), something I've never done before and try to experience something new. But I need suggestions from you because I can't come up with my own dare, right?
If I can get at least three this month, I'll be happy and I'll put them on a pole so you can vote on the once you want me to do! Please put your dares in the comments below, it would make me so happy!
I promise I'll let you know how it goes, you will hear from me and if you don't you can hold me accountable! Give me any reasonable dare and we'll vote on it :D
Happy New Year!