2019 Resolutions … or not

I’m not one for new year resolutions. First, I’ve always thought they should start Jan 2. I mean, who wants to stop eating chips at 12:01am just because it’s technically Jan 1? Second, the resolutions I’ve typically created (and failed at keeping) were really lifestyle changes that needed to be made. Whether it was Jan 1 or Aug 16, if the changes needed to happen, they needed to happen. Waiting until Jan 1 only prolonged the length of time I was doing whatever needed to change.

Most days I feel like I’m on a conquest to discover what I want, who I want to be, and what would make me happy (yes, logically, I know it’s *me* that’ll make me happy, not people or things). And on almost any given day, I’d shout from the mountaintops (if I could climb there) how music has impacted my life. So I found it interesting that these were the first words I heard coming from my car radio this year: 

– Who do you love?
– What makes you happy?
– What do you need for satisfaction?

For those that can’t place the song those words belong to, they’re from “Who Do You Love” by Chicago (from the XXI album).

Maybe it’s the universe’s way of telling me I need to evaluate things – not make resolutions – for where I am at this time, at this point in my life. Maybe it’s time I figured out what I want, who I want to be, and what would make me happy.


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