As we grow older the time passes us by a lot faster. I can’t believe it has been over a year since we moved to Portland, and that another year has passed us by. As I sit here trying to type this entry up, I think to myself what is it that I want out of 2016? I didn’t make a list of resolutions not because there aren’t things I want to do, but simply because my only goal is to enjoy what 2016 brings me. Part of me wants 2016 to be similar to 2014, a year full of adventures and risk taking. In 2014, we did a lot of traveling, backpacking and we even moved out of state, I’m not saying that we will be moving in 2016 but I certainly want to explore Oregon a lot more. Last year was more of a year to get used to our new lives in Portland, where we both dealt with getting jobs, meeting new people, and figuring out our routines. Now that we know what Portland has to offer for us, we can really take it all in. There are so many beautiful places here that we really just need to make time and enjoy what surrounds us.
There is nothing wrong with making resolutions, but don’t let them consume your life. So you want to loose a few pounds this year? Great, make the effort to eat healthy, choose a fruit over that chocolate bar, cook dinner at home more often, and stop eating out so much. What about those who want to be more organized? Start by cleaning out your closet, get rid of things you don’t wear and donate them. No matter your aspirations, you have 365 days to make it happen. Every single day is a day where you can make changes, why is it that we only focus on making those promises to ourselves at the beginning of the year? I would suggest to start the new year in a positive matter, make the changes you want accordingly and don’t make them resolutions make them your goals.
Resolutions are a firm decision to do or not to do something, unlike Goals which are the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.
May 2016 bring happiness and adventure to your lives.