Elayne is 18 years old and is in her final year of sixth form. She decided to get involved with Student Life as she likes the idea of students sharing their stories, and hopes to be part of it.
Does anyone really follow their New Year’s Resolution? Because I feel like people stick to it for a month or two, and then give up, and say “There’s always next year!” as an excuse.
So, I’m writing it on paper (kinda), for all of you to see. My New Year’s Resolution is one over-arching resolution that includes small ones. It is to live 2019 like it is my last year. That means, I have to make every day count. I know, I’m tired at the thought of it already.
Too often we forget how quickly time actually passes, and what we don’t really have is just that, time. I’m guilty of constantly putting things off because I’ll have time tomorrow, or the day after that… or a week after that. And, what if I didn’t end up having that week?
2018 was life-changing and a lot happened last year. I can’t even begin to imagine what 2019 is going to hold, and the best way to make sure it is going to be better than the last, is to live like it is.
I will say yes to things I normally wouldn’t. I’ll put myself out there, because that’s what you do when you realise time is precious. I’ll try to always be kind, because being anything but that, is emotionally draining. I will tell people how I feel when I feel it, because life is too short to beat around the bush. Own up to who you are. Say how you feel. Do what you can.
I know, it sounds like a lot of work for one New Year’s Resolution. Well, that’s expected, right? As a person, I have changed a lot in the past couple of months. I’m proud of who I’ve become because of the values I’ve taken on and I get another year to grow as an individual.
New Year’s Resolution (and every other resolution from now on): Live 2019 like it is my last. And if it is, at least I’ll be able to say that I made the most of it.