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it’s a whole new year

2012. the year i was expecting to graduate from temple. the year everybody has deemed the “last year of earth” (presumably). the year that changes them all.

isn’t that the fun of new years’? knowing that we’ve shed the old skin of 2011 for the brand new one of 2012? we’ve got a whole new chance to make things, do things, say things, write things, be things. it’s a blank slate, just waiting for us to write all over it.

and what will i be doing to write on the blank slate? i’m not sure yet. i haven’t really identified any “new years’ resolutions” yet. to be honest, i’m a little skeptical on the validity and worth of such resolutions, as i’m aware they’re pretty hard to keep. everybody says they’ll lose weight this year, or they’ll be a little nicer to people, or they’ll stop drinking to excess, but i don’t think they stick to those promises. i know i don’t. i can’t even remember a time when i had a new years’ resolution, because i’ve always forgotten them and thrown them by the wayside whenever they got difficult. i guess that’s more of a reflection of me, though, than of the resolution philosophy.

for those of you who do participate in your own resolutions, i wish you the best of luck and strength. i hope you never second-guess yourself in your endeavors, whether they be big or small. i hope you stick true to your convictions and stand tall in the face of opposition. i hope you find that inner strength you doubted was ever there and i hope it helps you grow, i hope it helps you become the person you always wanted to be. that’s what the new year is about, and that’s what we should take away from it.

so here’s to a happy and healthy 2012; let us all be what we want to be.

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