Each new year brings with it new found hope and optimism. It promises a new start and people take it. They make a whole new list of resolutions and try to stick to them. When you start something new, you’re often told, “It’s the first 2 weeks that are the hardest!”. But not when it comes to the new year resolutions. It’s the first 2 that are the easiest, you’re still just getting out of the holidays, you’re happy and so is your boss, there’s all that talk about resolutions and how everyone’s “definitely” sticking to them “this” year. And then it all slowly starts sinking. You start off with procrastinating and before you know it it’s all down the drain and after that there’s just no inspiration, is there?
New year is overrated if you ask me. It’s just another excuse for the alcoholics to drink more and the rest of the world to cash in on another useless holiday. It’s just the change of the calendar year for crying out loud! What’s the big deal? Why aren’t we celebrating the first of every new month? Why only January? It doesn’t make sense!
What’s more nonsensical is the idea of resolutions and the notion of a fresh start! Does the entire world reset and restart at the beginning of each year? Not that I know of! It’s just for the weak minded and weak willed to feel more pathetic about themselves.
You don’t need a new year for a fresh start, to turn a new leaf or learn something new. What you need is determination and will power. Every day is a new beginning, every minute and second you get is a fresh start and a chance to live and do something new. Carpe diem!