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It’s too late for a New Year resolution, you say. We’re already one month into 2009! But I’m not making this resolution now, I’m just disclosing it now.
My unwritten New Year resolution for 2009 is to do new things. I don’t believe in new year resolutions because I rarely remember them beyond the first week of the year. And this resolve to do new things is not bound by dates, months or years. It’s just something I want to do for the rest of my life. I’ve lived more than a quarter of my life and if I still haven’t done so many things I need to begin now. I don’t want to do life altering things, but if my life alters, I’ll be willing to accept that.
I’ve adopted an attitude that will hopefully last me longer than this past month. I hope so because this attitude makes me happy. It satisfies that urge within me to do different things. I’m easily bored and I need to do things out of the box to keep my spirit alive. I feel alive right now.
The whole of last month I did very small, very new things:
- I went to a flower show after more than two decades. I clicked pictures of roses there and I love the pictures more than I loved the roses.
- I clicked pictures at a handicrafts mela because I loved the colours of all things there.
- I shopped at a second-hand goods market I would be ashamed to enter.
- I went to The Guy’s ancestral home for a holiday with my friends.
- I started a new blog.
- I arranged a sisters-only coffee meet.
- I bought kites, I bought a doll.
- I drank a full bottle of Choya (a Japanese liqueur) by myself.
- I slept in the sun after a long, long time.
- I loved winters, like I’ve never loved them before.
I feel like I lived life.
If well begun is half-done, then I hope January would have set the tone for the rest of the year for me.