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New Year's Resolution - Pending Review
New Year's Resolution
I don't often make New Year's resolutions. But recently an understanding of something I need to do differently has gradually, organically developed, so I'm sticking the "New Year's resolution" label on it.

There are always going to be problems in life, but I don't care to list a bunch of problems to overcome and things about myself and my circumstances that need to be "fixed". That could be a long list, and realistically, next year at this time I'll probably have just about as many problems as I do today. Even if a few of my current problems are resolved, they will likely be replaced by others.

I have been beating myself up over the idea that I haven't used the past near-year as wisely as I could. I haven't gotten enough accomplished, nor have I enjoyed my freedom as much as I should have. The thought then occured to me that if I live another X years, I may at that time be beating myself up over how I didn't enjoy or use well the time I have NOW. The time that I am spending beating myself up. What I need to do is focus on the day at hand, and live that day as best I can.

I want things. I have goals and desires and plans and dreams and hopes. And I am going to work on the things standing in the way of achieving those. But my singular New Year's resolution is to enjoy life more, problems and all.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: January 6th, 2007 11:21 am (UTC) (Link)

the harshest judge is...

hey how about this one instead?

"I reolve to be a lot harder on myself this coming year."

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