This year I want to resolve something else.
Almost everyday of my life (except for those few days when I give myself over to unapologetic uninterrupted Netflix binging) I strive to improve myself, my mind, my body, my work, my body of work. That drive is strong and from within, often pushing me to exhaustion, pushing me to insomnia.
So I'm not gonna worry about that anymore. It's instilled. I'm pretty sure if I live to 80 people will still tell me I'm doing too much.
So this year I don't resolve to do more. I also don't resolve to do less. I just resolve to be.
Necessarily part of the New Year is looking back on the year we just finished. We reflect and decide what to improve or change.
Yeah, I'm not doing that anymore.
As part of my goal for patience in the here and now, I resolve to do the opposite. So for the last time 2015 was full of terrible people and terrible memories. It was also full of great ones (people, memories). So like the 3 inches hair I cut off this afternoon, I'm only keeping the good ones (people, memories). I'm done dwelling (to the best of my ability, but certainly on paper).
In 2016, I resolve to just be.