Purposeful Resolutions: Part I

The day after new years, my friends and I discussed our resolutions for 2016. As usual, I couldn’t (and wouldn’t) think of anything concrete to add to the mix (I’m pretty sure I added some throw away comment). This is nothing new of course, I’ve always been strong in my distaste for resolutions. Why look to the beginning of the year when change can happen at anytime?

However, the idea of a fresh start at the beginning of a new year grows more appealing each day. Even more appealing is the opportunity to erase the regrets and mistakes of the past year. Now, don’t get me wrong, it’s unrealistic to think that I can just wipe everything away and start with a clean slate. But there’s something to say about the hopefulness of a “New Year’s resolution”.


“…for now I’m trying to do more, see more, and be more”

In my about me section I talk about my desire to, in a way, discover myself. I think that’s right around the corner (2.5 years to be exact). But, in the mean time, I want to live.

  • I want to live without fear. Fear holds me back from doing the things I love; traveling, seeing a movie, seeing the world, etc.
  • I want to move with confidence. Navigate the world with a pep in my step. Make the streets my runway.
  • But, overall, I want to be happy. I want to hold on to the happiness I’ve found over the past year. I want to feed it and allow it to grow beyond what it’s ever been. I want to live.

As much as I’d love to claim this beautiful photo as my own. It can be found on, where they have a wide range of free stock photos available for your use.


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