I don’t believe in New Year resolutions. I don’t only think it is bogus but also too much pressure on so many levels. And that’s not because I can’t handle the pressure, I can. Infact I thrive under pressure. I just think New Year resolutions are designed by men to get a much needed clean slate. You see, this is how it works. We humans are always seeking opportunities to start anew. We call it ‘second chances’. You cheat on your wife and say “it’s the devil, can we start again?” You smash the screen of your phone by accident (by the way this was me in 2015) and you’d wish you hadn’t taken it out of the room in the first place. We always desire to go back to the moment just before our last bad decision so we can choose again because we think that we would choose differently. But the reality of life is that you probably won’t!
A wise man once said “time does not change things, people do.” I guess what I’m trying to say is that it doesn’t really matter what 2015 was like. It doesn’t matter if like mine it was good or even great. For me, it was the year that I finally started to enjoy MBBS. The year I found ‘The One’ in myself. It was a year with a lot of ‘downs’ but I took it and they made me better for it. My point is, what really matters is whether or not you’re changing for better or worse. Not the calendar year! So if you want to make any resolutions, it shouldn’t just be because we are starting a New Year. It should be solely because it’s a change you are willing and ready to make.
My 2015 was a great year. I loved, I laughed, I cried, I succeeded, I failed. Basically I lived. And truth is, things aren’t going to automatically transform in January 2016 just because it’s a New Year. It’s going to change because I live each new day like it’s a clean slate because in actual sense it is. It’s the second chance we all so desperately desire…