Say “Hello” to 2015, the New Year is officially here!

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Time to act upon those freshly made New Year resolutions, reset the personal goals list and wipe the slate clean. Ready… Set… Go!

Wait, where am I going again? New Year, you say? But it’s only Thursday… that’s not going to work, I can’t start in the middle of a week. I’ll start on Monday.

New Year’s Eve, for many, is a day of reflection and anticipation. It’s either the “Let’s do that again” day or the “Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out”. It’s the “Day” of days, where new beginnings are only a sunrise away.

For me, it’s the sad realization of how long I have to wait for my next paid holiday off. Other than that, it’s just another day…

Seriously, why do so many people see New Year’s Day as a day for starting over? Their life didn’t change, the date did. They’re going to wake up as the exact same person they were the night before. Considering they didn’t drink their weight in tequila and attempt to jump off the neighbor’s roof…

What do a ball drop and a change of the calendar have to do with changing one’s life? Hell, I’ll build a ball drop and buy a stock pile of calendars if that’s all it takes. Have a shitty week? Drop that damn ball! Here’s a new calendar, it’s “Do over” time!

Now, where’s my champagne?

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What I’ve learned so far…

 

I have learned to always be myself, even when it makes for awkward situations.

A front will always wear off.

That the world around you will continue. Even when you choose to sit idle.

Your heart will be broken by someone at least once in your life time.

A broken heart will heal if you let it…

People will let you down… often. It’s not always intentional though.

They will also surprise you when least you expect it.

Your dog will first and always be your best friend.

The “perfect person” is only a matter of an opinion.

Your opinion is merely that and nothing more. We all have one that differs at least slightly.

Your first impression isn’t always accurate.

There are three sides to every story. Yours, theirs and actuality…  perception can alter truth.

The grass isn’t always greener on the other side. But you won’t know for sure until you try

No matter what you have in mind for the future, it is going to do whatever it wants!

Just because you can doesn’t always mean you should.

I am only restricted by my own limits.

If you tell me I can’t I am going to wear myself out trying, just to prove you wrong.

Being made a fool of isn’t always so obvious…

No matter what I achieve I will always dream bigger.

If you back someone into a corner be prepared for them to strike.

A snake in the grass does not have to be cornered to feel threatened.

The moment you realize someone is not a friend, it is a moment too late.

Hate will destroy you if you let it consume you.

Speak your mind only when you want to. If you are being pressured to it will not be sincere.

Apologize when you are in the wrong and mean it!

Being the “bigger person” isn’t always easy but it is usually rewarding.

Not everyone will like you. You cannot change that without altering your true self

It’s okay to not be the center of attention in every situation.

Embrace new experiences… they are the keys you will need for unlocking new doorways in your future!