If you ask most people, they will tell you that making a New Year's resolution is pointless. After all, in a couple of months you will have either given up on it, or broken it all together. I know that this was true of me for several of the past years. I think the reason is because we set these goals without thinking about what it is going to take to achieve them. Maybe if we set more reasonable goals that take less work to achieve we will actually get somewhere. Progress doesn't happen overnight and that is something you have to keep in mind when setting a New Year's resolution. So, with that in mind, I have made a New Year's resolution that I think will be easy to stick to.
My resolution is to be true to myself. I need to stop caring about what other people think of me and what I do, and care about what I think. So many times in this past year, I have done something I knew better than to do because I wanted to feel normal for once. I didn't realize at the time that I was never meant to be normal. I was meant to be exactly who I am, someone who is different. That is not something to be afraid of, and it has taken me a long time to realize that. Now that I have, it is time to embrace it and be the person I was always meant to be. The other part of that is to start taking better care of myself. For so long, I have tried to put everyone else in my life first, but it just doesn't work. You can only neglect yourself for so long before it really takes a toll on you. After the past year, I have realized that while I meant well, all I really did was hurt myself.
In short, I'm going to try and make 2012 a healthier and happier year for me. Whether or not it works, we'll see, but you never know what will happen until you try.