Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!

The new year has started and I'm feeling super enthusiastic about this year. I have hopes that know no bounds and want to make sure I continue to achieve the goals I set for myself. As always, there are no resolutions. Sounds super corny and reminds me of Calvin a lot, but that's the reality and I intend to keep it that way this year too. ;)

A few days back a dear friend posted this link on Facebook and reading it got me thinking. It was like a key to the lock I had been trying to remove from my clogged brain since last several years. Sometimes all you need is an idea and I got it. I looked at the list, I stared at it for really long, I pondered on some of the items and said to myself: I'm not going to regret these things. That's because I'm not going to let them happen. When I sat down checking the items off on the list, I felt super happy for the fact that I already do more than 50% of the things on the list. It was the other 50% that made me realize there's so much more to do. And of course, I'm not letting these 37 bullet points dictate my entire things-to-do-like-RIGHT-NOW list, but it made a really good checklist and I've already started to work on a few more from the list since last week.

So here's to a more fulfilling year ahead and to do more of the new things that I don't do enough of.

Wishing you all a very Happy new year 2014, dear friends!

37 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old
1. Not traveling when you had the chance.
2. Not learning another language.
3. Staying in a bad relationship.
4. Forgoing sunscreen.
5. Missing the chance to see your favorite musicians.
6. Being scared to do things.
7. Failing to make physical fitness a priority.
8. Letting yourself be defined by gender roles.
9. Not quitting a terrible job.
10. Not trying harder in school.
11. Not realizing how beautiful you were.
12. Being afraid to say "I love you."
13. Not listening to your parents’ advice.
14. Spending your youth self-absorbed.
15. Caring too much about what other people think.
16. Supporting others’ dreams over your own.
17. Not moving on fast enough.
18. Holding grudges, especially with those you love.
19. Not standing up for yourself.
20. Not volunteering enough.
21. Neglecting your teeth.
22. Missing the chance to ask your grandparents questions before they die.
23. Working too much.
24. Not learning how to cook one awesome meal.
25. Not stopping enough to appreciate the moment.
26. Failing to finish what you start.
27. Never mastering one awesome party trick.
28. Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations.
29. Refusing to let friendships run their course.
30. Not playing with your kids enough.
31. Never taking a big risk (especially in love).
32. Not taking the time to develop contacts and network.
33. Worrying too much.
34. Getting caught up in needless drama.
35. Not spending enough time with loved ones.
36. Never performing in front of others.
37. Not being grateful sooner.


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