Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.
The New Year has never loomed as menacingly over me as the New Year’s party has; constantly questioning the magnitude of the celebration being worthy of the past year. Do I have enough food? Are there enough choices of drinks to please everyone? Damn, I forgot the serviettes. Should I have brought the sparklers?
Yet, I have decided to approach this New Year with clarity and determination, especially concerning the ever important New Year Resolutions. Instead of the popular choices of: limiting my chocolate consumption (laughable effort on that score); going to the gym more often (perhaps should have been doing ‘physical exercise at the gym more often’); and focusing more on my studies than the internet (and here I am). I have whittled it down to specific resolutions that will play upon my favourite past times, reading and writing.
First, I will compete in the Goodreads 2014 Reading Challenge and attempt to read 100 books throughout the year. However, I have decided to give myself the extra incentive of donating a gold coin every book I read to The World Literacy Foundation (http://www.worldliteracyfoundation.org/), so others can learn to enjoy the magical world within books.
Second, I will develop my writing skills through short stories, book reviews and travel blog entries. I am also undertaking some writing courses at the University, so I hope to have a greater understanding of the craft and my voice by the end of the year.