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Resolutions For 2014?

It’s that time of the year again. Resolutions are being reviewed and new ones are being made. I made quite a number of resolutions myself that I eventually had to put on hold as it was not as easy as I thought it would be and as there were things that I needed to do first in order to get to my resolutions. That’s why at some point earlier this year I declared 2013 my year of building the foundation on which I will build all my dreams and I have been so blessed.

One resolution that I made was to engage my creative side more. I remember being a child doing all sorts of arty things from painting to dancing to pottery to singing. As I grew older many of these took a backseat. This year I started writing more than ever before, I joined a hip hop and contemporary dance class and I recorded two songs in studio.

Colourful 2014 in fiery sparklers

I also vowed to take more quiet time. And by this I didn’t mean to just sit in silence, but to really be with my thoughts and account for where I am with my life, what I’ve done with my time and what I am planning on doing next. It has helped me gain perspective and not just get lost in the blur that my days used to be. I remember coming home at the end of a busy day feeling very tired but when I account for what I had done during the day it amounted from little to nothing. I really turned this around this year, more especially in the past three months.

So despite having to put my initial resolutions on hold – something that many people think is not okay – I have done a bit of what was necessary. Now I am busy compiling the updated resolutions list. I really believe in writing these things down. Have you kept the resolutions that you made and are you making any new resolutions for 2014?

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Richmond Sajini is a musician and media entrepreneur in the public relations, television, radio and retail spaces in South Africa. He studied Public Relations and Communication at the University of Johannesburg and has worked on brands such as Coca Cola, Tsogo Sun, Heineken as well as the South African National Roads Agency. He has been told to shut up many times by people who don’t understand that he is in love with the sound of his own voice. For this reason he decided to start his own blog where he would share his thoughts and experiences without inhibition. Visit his blog, www.randomramblings.co.za and follow him on Twitter @richmondsajini.

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