New Year, New Motivation

Spend less, save more. Eat better, drink less. Be nicer, stop worrying.

Resolution-speak is in full force this time of year, and soon you may find yourself falling victim to the cliché of grandiose claims that won’t make it to Martin Luther King Day.

I’ll have to admit in years past I haven’t given much thought to New Year’s Resolutions, or at least I haven’t made any that I had full intentions of sticking to. But I do think the idea of sitting down with yourself for a moment to be serious about how you can live your best life (al la Oprah) for the next 12 months is a pretty good idea.

2010 was a year full of ups and downs for me both professionally and personally, but I’m ready to dispose of my negativity and scepticism and keep the fresh momentum going. I am ready to get out there; I have people to meet, jobs to apply for, stories to write and more to learn.

After what has been the biggest decade of my life milestone-wise, (three graduations, living on my own, adventures abroad and invaluable experiences as an intern) I’m excited to see what the next few years have in store.

So with the shiny clean slate of the New Year just around the corner I propose we resolve to make a personal vision of how we’d like to see ourselves in the next year. Mine includes lots of writing, lots of good food and fun, and working with smart and creative people who have a lot of wisdom to pass my way. Whatever yours looks like, keep it attainable, keep it real, keep it going every day.

Wether your goals for 2011 includes seeing your name printed on a masthead or not, I wish you a wonderful start to the New Year! I look forward to bringing you new stories and experiences in the coming weeks.


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