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.
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?