They say how you start your New Year is how you will live for the rest of the year. As for me? I’ll be surrounded by people who love me since that is how I spent my night and day. That’s not too shabby.
Oscar Wilde once said, “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” Since he died in 1900, it is safe to say that he and I don’t know any of the same people. It seems that in the 114 years since his death though, that his opinion has just continued to become even more true. No one my age values much anymore.
Are you a trustworthy, reliable person? If a friend asks you to help him/her with someone, will you forget and then make an excuse? If you tell someone that you will feed their cat while they are away on vacation, are you the type of person to actually feed it, or are you the type who forgets and accidentally kills it? I hope you had the right answer for those questions, because it can’t feel good to be the cat-killer type or the type to leave a friend wondering/worrying about where you are.
I may not have many resolutions about what to be in the New Year, but I have a few things on my list of what I do NOT want to be. I think that’s the more attainable way to reach your goals. I don’t know if I’m alone in this, but I was tired of the “New Year, New Me” statuses about three days before December 31st when they first started.
I never want to be the person that can’t be counted on to be there when I’m needed, and I’m happy that unreliable isn’t a character trait most of my friends would say I possess. I may have a lot of flaws, but that is something that I pride myself on. I don’t take kindly to people who are disrespectful and take others’ time for granted.
People my age are selfish, I think that mostly has to do with the fact that we don’t have kids. I don’t have anyone to worry about; technically my only responsibility is myself. That makes it hard to care about other people and what they need, but single and childless or not, I have plenty of people in my life who need me to put them first sometimes. It’s never a bad thing to help other people before you help yourself. So my hope for this year is that I will be selfless.
I’m not Taylor Swift, so i don’t want to make this post into a “Here’s what I hate and why, so change it or I will ruin your life” song. This isn’t about anyone in particular; it is just one of those general blog posts that a lot of people can probably relate to. If the shoe fits and you find yourself in the category of “unreliable,” then feel free to put that shoe on and wear it around.