The Last Days

2016 New YearThe last days of 2015 are here. They will bleed silently into 2016 for the many who fall asleep before the stroke of midnight on December 31. I am usually one of those many and don’t suspect this year will be any different.

January 1 is just another day like any other, and I usually don’t look at it as symbolic of a new beginning. I like to rebel against anything trendy, so I suppose that’s how I’ve looked at New Year’s Day for a long time. I balked at the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions because it seemed like something to be done just because everyone else was doing it. I’ve never been much of a joiner.

Why not, though?! If I’m honest with myself, the real reason is because I’m terrible at planning (thank you, ADD). When it comes to creating goals at work, I want to crawl in a hole and hide. If a goal is too large, it’s probably not attainable and will leave you feeling like a failure. If a goal is too small, it seems insignificant as if you aren’t challenging yourself enough.

During these last days of 2015, I’m going to read all of my blog posts and journal entries from the year and evaluate accomplishments, failures, highs, and lows. Then I will plan how to reduce the failures and lows and increase the accomplishments and highs. Yes, my handful of readers, I. Will. Plan!

I already know one thing I would like to put on a list of resolutions. I want to go on more adventures (great and small) to experience and absorb life outside of the walls of this house.

How are you spending your last days of 2015? What would you like to accomplish in 2016?


Darcy Elliott

I don't believe humans truly have a purpose. Our goal is to survive until we expire. Period. Joy is pleasurable and worrying is not. Balance in life is crucial; but if the scales must tip, may they tip on the side of joy. I’m just another human trying to survive. I blog because I can and because I enjoy it, not because it serves any purpose.


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