I had the fortune of celebrating the new year with both friends, family, and The Chainsmokers! The past 3 days have been short on sleep, but in no way does it feel taxing. From raving for hours, to giving my grandma her new years hug, and celebrating my best friend's birthday, I feel like I have started this year in the best way every. I am surrounded by people I love.
Humans are social creatures: people need people, and this is the year I cement current bonds and forge new relationships. While wellness is among my list, I have no doubt that the gym is more of a reality when going to with good people. Getting good grades is always a goal, and of course traveling is a must.
I'll be honest, this last semester I disappointed myself. I acted more busy than I was. I often avoid getting to close to people because I am afraid of getting hurt, but with this mentality I am doomed to be alone. I didn't text friends from home as much, calls to home were scarce, and I took naps when I had free time. I admit I am scared that if I don't work harder this semester then I will have no one left. Thus, my priority for 2017 is to have a better attitude with managing relationships.
I do not use this word lightly, but I am blessed by the people I am aligned with. From my own and the rest of HWS Posse, to the friends I've made at HWS, to my family settled in San Fernando, I cannot complain about my relationships. The only error I can see is my own, for not valueing them as much as I should.
A new year is a new start, but unlike novels the world does not magically follow the words on a page. I write this post to share my goals with you and also invite you to be a witness. Here I am telling you what I will do, and how I will do it, and I hope that you can see that no resolution is impossible. If you want to improve your wellness, slay everyday, or just finally finish that book burried in your closet, you can do it! More importantly, you will do it!
Happy New Year to you, and please share or comment on this post if you enjoyed it!
Author William Samayoa
Marketer by profession and storyteller by passion. L.A. raised, proud Latino, and pop culture enthusiast.