So I am a little late to the game with the New Year’s Resolutions. However, seeing as today is Chinese New Year, I figure it’s as good a time as any to set my goals for the rest of the year. I feel like the past couple of years have been an extremely transitory time for me and I hope that this year will bring me even closer to achieving the goals I have set out for myself. My main resolution for 2014 is to get into graduate school. I have always dreamed of pursuing higher education and completing my Master’s and I hope that I will finally get to do that this fall. I have already submitted one application and have two due in the near future – so keep your fingers crossed for me.
In addition to getting into graduate school, this year I would really like to learn to be more comfortable in my own skin. I have always been extremely self conscious and as an Asian-Canadian I have always been acutely aware of the fact that I look different than my peers. Although I think Asian women are beautiful I have never felt that way about myself and as I head into my mid 20’s I would like to finally be able to accept the way I look and love myself – flaws and all.
I also hope to be a kinder, more positive and loving individual. It is my sincere hope I will be able to work hard towards achieving all of my goals and that I will be able to successfully create the life I’ve always imagined for myself. Nelson Mandela once said, “There is no passion to be found in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” and I hope that 2014 will be the year that I finally get into graduate school and pave the way for the future I’ve always wanted.
What are your New Year’s Resolutions?
Cheers to a year filled with love, happiness, success and personal growth.