Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016
2015 was a hell of a year.
The past year proved to be one of the more difficult in recent memory; I’ve lost loved ones. I’ve lost some of the fire, the passion, that pushed me to do more. I’ve lost my way on the path towards personal fulfillment.
More than ever before, I’ve asked myself this year: What is my purpose?
And it struck me.
2015 was a year filled with happiness, but my shoulders weighed heavily as I trudged through each day, forever looking forward to the weekend like there was nothing else that mattered in my life. I hate what I’ve become.
But today, I looked back at my 2015 New Year’s post.
And you know what I realized?
I’ve got a whole, brand-spankin’ new year just waiting for me to take charge of it. No one is going to make the year great for me— I have to do it for myself.
It’s not an easy thing to do, to pick yourself up and turn your attitude around, because moping around and saying that the world sucks is easy. Until you go out and do something about it, life seems like a cynical cluster of futility. But it’s not until you sift through all the putrid shit that you have a chance to find something worthy in life to hold onto. Sometimes you gotta get elbow-deep.
So here’s my resolution: aim for more in 2016. Find the things in life that spark passion and enthusiasm. It’s not enough for me to coast through the days like I’ve got forever to live.
To start, I’m sharing my experimental recipe for success in 2016:
A couple lbs of hard work
A cup of willpower
1/3 cup of optimism
Two tablespoons of confidence
A teaspoon of modesty
Stir together in a large bowl until well-mixed, then let mixture ferment until you can smell success from a mile away. Let chill for a few hours, then serve immediately.
It’s time to say goodbye, 2015. I can’t count the number of times I’ve laughed, cried, but I won’t soon forget you.
2016 is going to be bigger, better.