I’ve never been a fan of new year resolutions. They’re often high expectations made in the excitement of the holidays, so when it’s halfway through January and nothing has really changed, energy and drive falters and most people give in to the comfort of their old ways.
I don’t think I’ve ever made a resolution, let alone one around the new year. Perhaps I have a bit of a problem with commitment; I’m definitely more on the cynical side of thinking. This year, I was considering making a few resolutions, but in the last few days of 2018, I changed my mind.
Instead of very specific resolutions that will inevitably end in me beating myself up over something when I don’t do it perfectly, I’ve decided to set a few slightly broader goals instead…
1. Write every day
I was originally going to set a resolution to blog daily; then I realized I don’t want to push out crap for the sake of putting out a blog post every day. So instead, I want to focus on writing just to write. I still want to blog at least 3-5 times a week; but I also want to get back into journaling, work on writing better music, and maybe try to get into freelancing a little bit.
2. Put out more music
In 2018, I wanted to focus on recording better quality demos of songs I’ve been sitting on for years. While that still is something I want to do this year, I also want to go back to putting out more live videos. I’m a perfectionist, but I write messy honesty that tends to work well in a live setting. That, and I’ve had a few friends bug me about putting out more videos, so I may as well oblige.
3. Be a better person
This is the most important one, and one that doesn’t really need much explaining. I’m tired of being a cynic and a perfectionist. So here’s to working toward lifting others up more and putting myself down less.
Happy 2019. Go kick some ass and get some sleep.