It’s a common tradition that many people bring up at the end of the year and one that many are optimistic about heading into the new year.
For example, my new year’s resolution was to read more and delve into the pursuit of creative writing. So far I’ve been fairly consistent (I hope) but there’s always room for improvement.
Many people would say my resolution is pretty grounded an unimaginative but I chose it on the basis that it’s achievable and measurable. No brownie points for being exciting but you can’t please everyone I suppose. And that’s not the intention (chuckle).
Now that the annual new year’s eve fireworks display where I live in London have been cancelled, I wonder if it’s brought along with it a symbolic air of sobriety and measured concern for the year ahead, or whether it brings in a renewed optimism and resilience in the face of instability?
I’m probably overthinking it. Most people with a back garden will probably be content with a miniature garden display which will not so much make the year go out with a bang so much as a pop and fizzle, but it will be charming nevertheless and one for the Instagram feed.
In the fitting words of T.S Eliot,
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.”
What are your new year’s resolutions? Leave a comment below!