Christmas is over. Christmas trees are coming down, irritating songs aren’t playing on repeat, and shops have to find something else to over-commercialize. Hope you had a good one!
That comic’s great, but messed up. If they are talking about not being able to afford new lights, it should be “new ones”, not “a new one.”
Now then, on to the new year! Hmm…
My New Year’s Resolutions
1. Write blog posts with slightly more original themes than holidays.
3. Do that regularly.
4. Stop making pointless lists.
5. Learn to count.
D. Be consistent.
Just kidding. I do have a few real goals in mind though, kind of like a small bucket list:
1. Go almost car-free: I’m going to record every time I go somewhere in a car – and try to keep it to a minimum. I mostly use my bicycle for commuting now anyway. This didn’t start out as a green thing, but it’s kinda turned into one. As I’m not old enough to drive, I don’t. I find it really practical to go everywhere on my bicycle anyway, seeing as I live in the city. But now I’m going to take that a step further and actively try to not ride in a car very often in order to save fuel and a tiny bit of the planet. Sometimes I do go in the car, for instance I did early this morning coming home from a New Year’s party, but that’s the exception.
I shall now aim to ride in a car an average of once a week or less, excluding when I’m travelling somewhere (and thus don’t have my bike).
2. Join 7 Cups of Tea as a listener: It’s an anonymous support site for anyone to talk to someone they don’t know about anything at all. Once I’m 16 (with parental consent), I can take their course and join them as a listener. I think it’s an awesome thing to do; a way to make a positive change to someone else’s life. Their site is 7cupsoftea.com.
3. Go busking. It’s as simple as that. I play the darbuka (a type of hand drum) and the guitar. I also sing a bit. I have loads of musician friends. There are so many possibilities!
4. Back a crowdfunding project, such as one on Kickstarter or Indiegogo. I won’t be someone’s main backer, not by a long way, but I can fund a small bit of someone’s project – perhaps a green start-up or someone’s debut music album? Again, there are lots of possibilities.
5. Attempt to break a world record: ‘Nough said. I might even manage to break that world record if I’m feeling super-ambitious.
There are a lot of thing I want to do. What makes 2015 special to me in regard to other years? Nothing, except for the fact that it’s happening now… and now is when I can do things! It’s very well to plan for the future, but I don’t intend to let the present be a drag. So 2015, just like every year, will be special because of the things people do in it. Simply put, time is the ongoing existence of things and a way of recording successive happenings. Ok, maybe that wasn’t that simple…
And then there’s this, fellow Whovians:
Happy New Year! Hope you have an amazing one, and I obviously hope I have an amazing one too. Can’t wait to see what happens.
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” -Benjamin Franklin