Let's face it, we've all done something from time to time that we have regretted. Anyone who says they have absolutely no regrets in their life is well, a liar. We all have regrets. Some are just way bigger than others. For me, I regret not talking to the cute barista who works at Starbucks across from my house. I wish I would've talked to him a little bit more than just our nice conversation about how I have switched from regular milk to soy milk because I am lactose intolerant, yes I know riveting stuff. Or we have some bigger regrets, more life-defining ones. I regret not going to all of my high school football games during my senior year of high school because I do truly miss those. Whatever you have regretted in your life is your business and none of mine.
While I sit here in January of 2019, a year I could've never even imagined would ever happen, I look back on my 2018. I can say pretty confidently that 2018 was one of the best years of my life. No, I didn't meet the man of my dreams or finish any of the three books I promised myself I would read. I definitely did not work out or eat healthy like I was supposed to which my body is still suffering from... there's always this year for that. I did, however, discover just how amazing life can be when you chose to put yourself first. I realized how a few swipes of my favorite lipstick can give me all the confidence in the world. I found out that four vodka cranberries give me the courage to sing songs I haven't even sung for myself in front of a crowd at karaoke and no matter how many times I order a whiskey sour I just really don't like them. I think the most important lesson I learned this year was that nobody's life is perfect, despite what their Instagram or VSCO depicts.
The point is I didn't necessarily fulfill any of my resolutions for 2018, yet still had an amazing year. That's why I knew there was absolutely no point in me making any resolutions this year I knew I wouldn't actually do. I want this year to be another year of happiness, self-love and hard work. I want this year to be great, regardless of what happens. While we can all hope the new year will bring more money, love, better grades and so on it doesn't mean the year is a failure if all that doesn't happen. This generation tends to forget to live in the moment. The year 2019 should be the year to live life as fully as possible.
I hope that everyone is able to give this year their all regardless of the setbacks that evidently will come with it. A new year doesn't have to mean a new you, but a new outlook.