In keeping with my personal tradition, I’m not making any New Year’s resolutions. I don’t think they’re dumb, but they don’t work for me. I so admire people who can make resolutions and stick to them. I can’t.

But this year, I have decided to make some goals. Yes, I know that sounds a lot like making resolutions. However, I’m seeing this on a much broader, long-term perspective. So it’s not something like “I will read more, eat healthy, etc”, it’s more like what I want to achieve this year in life and where my life is headed.

I realize that for the past couple of years, I’ve just been going with the flow, taking each day at a time. While that’s not always a bad thing, I feel like I want to evaluate my life a little and see if I can make difference by having some goals, long-term and short-term.

I think I stopped having goals and dreams, because I didn’t fulfil them when I wanted to. Then I just started to feel like I had failed. That’s not a good feeling to have at all. So I just gave up on having dreams. May be my dreams were unrealistic or may be life got in the way. But, this time, I want to plan out things I can achieve, even if it takes some time. Who knows, may be something good will come out of this….