“2020 don’t let the door hit you on the way out!” As far as I’m concern, year 2020 can go into oblivion and never ever be seen again!
Kids in the future will have to endure an entire school year of History class devoted just to the year 2020! – Internet meme
Can we uninstall 2020 and re-install it? This version has a virus. – Internet meme, March 2020
As I slam the door and celebrate the ending of 2020, I have high hopes that 2021 is going to be a better year. I suppose this is when a New Year’s Resolution is rattled off. Hmm . . . how do I make it good? Hey! When did we start making promises for a new year anyway? Have you ever wondered about that? Well, I just did!
After doing some googling, one site said this. “The first New Year’s Resolutions dates back over 4,000 years ago to ancient Babylon. The Babylonians are said to have started the tradition during Akitu, a 12-day New Year celebration. This new date honored Janus, a two-faced god who symbolically looked back into the previous year and forward into the new year.”
Today the tradition is kept alive, not the Janus god but proclaiming a New Year’s resolution where we think about our past mistakes and resolving to do and be better in the future.
Some of the common resolutions that people make didn’t really surprise me when I researched it. The popular ones include saving money, learn something new, quit smoking, read more, change jobs, drink less, spend more time with family and friends, and get organized. While all of these are good, I think 2021 deserves a special New Year’s resolution that leaves me with a positive memorable memory at the end of the year.
Hmm, what to proclaim for the new year? I suppose I could save money or build a better budget. I’m always for weight loss or being healthy but how about cooking one new thing each week and expanding my tastebuds experience. Oh! Here’s a good one, book all of my doctor’s visits for the year! Hahaha, who does that? Probably a very organized person. Yeah right, that’s not me! There is so many more New Year Resolution ideas that can be found on the internet if you’re needing some inspiration. But I’m still looking for a special one.
While I’m thinking of a good resolution, the other question I have is how do I make it stick? There are a lot of self helps on how to keep a resolution, but will I be able to wrangle that inner child inside of me and conquer procrastination? I must or else 2021 will suck at the end of the year and I will wonder why I had bothered making a New Year’s resolution in the first place.
Another thought is self-improvement is always a good thing, and it is important to have some goals in my life or else my journey on this earth is going to be boring! Setting a timeframe will aid me to accomplish my resolution and hopefully keep me on track. Keeping it short and realistic will help me be successful.
The most important part about making a New Year’s resolution is to make it enjoyable. I’m a gal that’s got to have giggles and fun, so why not make it exciting too?
So, here it goes. Once I put it out there, I have to do it or else my name is mud! My New Years resolution is to finish my book that I have been writing for the past couple of years. It needs revamping in areas, and I need to get it done.
My goal is to finish improving each chapter weekly until I am done. It’s a realistic goal, it seems kind of slow but with working fulltime, blogging and other responsibilities I think this will help me to be successful. I don’t want to set myself up for failure.
Now, how do I make this fun? The only way I can think of is to reward myself for accomplishing each chapter. I’m not sure what bonus to give myself, but I’m sure that I will think of something. What will keep me on track so I will finish my book? I think my motivation will be knowing that my readers are waiting to hear if I did follow through on my resolution or if I folded. I’m not the failing kind of gal so here I go!
What does 2021 have in store for you? Maybe it will be that start of a relationship with the love of your life! Perhaps it will be adding members to your family. Possibly this year will be full of joy and blessings to make up for the lack of it in 2020. It Could Be that you will begin a new life with a new job or home. Perchance this year will be full of hope and good health, or maybe it will be a year of rest and peace where there is a lack of uncontrollable circumstances.
“Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you’ll get to where God wants you to be.” – Joel Osteen
Whatever it may be, I pray that we all have a year of new beginnings, peace, and respect for our fellow man/woman. May new relationships bloom into something special, and sickness fades away into oblivion so that we can enjoy a year of health and prosperity. May 2021 bring our families together and past hurts are reconciled and forgiven.
What do you have planned for 2021? I would love to hear from you. Send me a message or find me on social media, I want to cheer you on!
“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” – Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Posting quotes has become a favorite past time for me. It’s fun reading what others have to say. Some are profound while others make you laugh. I found a website that has listed many quotes from the 2020 era. Check it out at this website. Year 2020 Quotes (quotegarden.com). Enjoy!