“The Mayans were wrong.”
That my friends, was the text one of my best friends sent me at on December 21st. Not that I had any doubts mind you, but it was a little unnerving to see POSSIBLE DOOMSDAY ALMOST HERE constantly splashed on TV.
We made it through 2012 and opened our eyes to 2013.
I could list 10,000 about the past year, but I think Google sums it up a little bit better. Watch the Zeitgeist 2012: Year in Review – but be prepared for emotions and possible tears! The video of NASA celebrating the Mars Rover Landing at 1:26 got me a little choked-up.
So another year to be a better person and make more of a positive difference in the world. Every time I click to Facebook or Twitter, I see a post of friends and colleagues stating several New Years resolutions. Lose 10 pounds, straight As for the upcoming semester, planning a wedding for less than $15,000, increase patience and more.
Seeing all of these resolutions really made me think about my own. In the past, I’ve made resolutions…kept some, modified some, forgot some.
So for 2013, I want to make my resolutions about my health, my future and the business woman I want to become.
- Take advantage of every opportunity at school. Learn as much as possible, spend time with my amazing classmates and continue to be thankful for this incredible adventure
- Read 3 Wall Street Journal articles a day. AND, not immediately click to Media & Marketing!
- Train for my 3rd half-marathon (I’m trying to run it in under 2 hours)
- Cook a little bit more (no, LeanCuisine dinners do not count! I did make a delicious chili crockpot yesterday – so far I’m doing well!)
- Enjoy life – try not to over-think and stress about absolutely everything.
My mantra for 2013: Work hard, stay true to yourself…and have faith that everything will work out.
When I hear people say that the new year is a great time to start over, it makes me me a little sad. Does that mean that the last year was a waste?
We always want to start fresh and begin again. But what if the previous year was great? I think that entering 2013 should mean remembering all the great things of 2012 – and being happy. Little changes and ways to improve are great, but don’t ever completely call the previous year a waste.