New Year’s Eve seems an apt day to think about resolutions. You know, that annual time of taking stock of ourselves and our lives. How did I do this past year, how can I improve in the new one? The cliche declarations are easy to consider: I need to lose weight. I need to exercise more. I need to watch less television. I should drink less. I’ve made resolutions like that a thousand times.
There are those who say that we shouldn’t make New Year’s resolutions, that by doing so we simply set ourselves up for failure. I disagree. After all, it was Socrates who said the “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
So what are some worthwhile goals to set for A.D. 2015? I say, forget about weight loss and exercising more. Have we met?! I’d like to be a good wife to my husband. I want to be a good mom to my adult children, although I’m just feeling my way along in the dark on this one. I want to do my job better this year than I did the year before. I’d like to continue writing and look seriously into getting published.
Beyond that, hitting the mid-century mark has given me a little perspective. I think this says it best.