I have always been a fan of New Year`s resolutions. Every since I was a little girl I remember waking up on January 1 and making promises that I was going to do my homework the night I got it (never happened) or keep my bedroom tidy (sorry mum!). There`s something nice about knowing you have the whole year ahead of you and deciding what you want to do with it. I`m the kind of person who always like to have a ´project´on the go so whether it`s studying for a Spanish A level, going to a book club, or training for a marathon (however unsuccessfully), I usually manage to find something to occupy my time.
New Year also gives you a chance to look back on the previous year and makes plans to try new things, make improvements and do all of those things you`ve been promising yourself you`ll get around to. So this year I was racking my brain for some resolutions I`d like to make. I considered the obvious ones like being more organised about the places I`m planning to visit next, worrying less about things and eating fewer cakes, but decided they were all pretty unrealistic. And after thinking about it for a while, I suddenly realised that I am really genuinely happy with everything just the way it is right now. I think my `New Year`s resolution´ began in October when I took a chance, quit my job and began this trip, something I have always wanted to do. Even though it was scary and stressful at the time, it was definitely the right decision.
Now I get up each day and I am happy with the place I am. I don`t ever wish I was anywhere else or doing something different. I`m continually trying out new things and I regularly feel out of my comfort zone and it`s brilliant. So this year I don`t think I`ll bother to make any resolutions as I am doing exactly what I want to be doing and I think 2012 is going to be great.
Happy New Year!