It is not long now until the beginning of the new year. And what would this time be without a few good New Year’s resolutions? Do you have any or are you just waiting for anything the new year might have in store for you? We at blc have a little tradition. In our Allstars blog we come together and share our resolutions and maybe even one or two wishes. This time, however, we have come up with something a bit different and left out some words that are so characteristic for the year 2020. Can you guess which words they are? Enjoy reading!
Oh, I love New Year’s resolutions – they fit so nicely with my little to-do-list mania. Let’s see: For 2021, I’m going to make a resolution for… more time! Yes, I know that sounds absurd in view of the fact that there was certainly no lack of free time this year. But the abundance of time does tempt one to do nothing at all instead of using it to set (and achieve) personal and professional goals. Just to name an example. And more physical exercise would also be something – one’s weaker self squats like a fat emperor on his throne. That’s something that has to change.
I am not really the ‘New Year’s resolutions-type’ as I always want to do everything immediately and am extremely impatient. But of course I do have some wishes. I would love to have exciting new projects with great new customers. And I would like to have more private time to learn Spanish, which is almost a bit like a resolution ;-). So this year I wish for a quiet, contemplative festive season with lots of time for my loved ones, sports and my Spanish course (in that order).
I kind of always loved to make New Year’s resolutions and wishes. Therefore, of course they should not be missing this year. Especially now that I’m finishing my master’s degree at the turn of the year. Exactly the time to make a wish for a new chapter in my life. Not to lose contact with fellow students and good friends from my studies, a lot of joy and excitement at the start of my career and more time to read a good book (or several). And time not to forget the languages I have learned. I can actually still speak a little Italian :-D.
I continue the series appropriately, as I usually don’t make any resolutions for the new year, although I always have many plans. But the past year has shown me how valuable it is to pause and recognize what is really important. I would like to spend time with my family, my friends, my animals and also with myself alone and enjoy it consciously. And I would like – professionally and privately – to reach new goals step by step, e.g. learn Swedish and travel to Scandinavia.
For me, New Year’s Eve is not really that big a deal. While others fall sobbing into each other’s arms, possibly thinking “This will be my year!”, I stand under the colorful New Year’s sky with my sparkling wine and the obligatory sparkler in my hand and think to myself: “Did I close all the windows?”. This year there will be no party. But probably for the first time there will be “turn of the year”-emotions – for me. My most important resolutions: To value the time I can spend with my children, family or friends without hesitation and to continue to grow professionally, to define new boundaries.
I’m going to give you the classic. As long as your surroundings and yourself have enough on your plate and are in good health, there’s really little to complain about. This certainly includes that your fingers don’t get stuck on the keyboard. That’s why I’m (once again) planning on increased physical activity for the new year. Of course I wish to be able to visit concerts with friends again and to spend my vacations by the water. Until this is possible again, I use the time to train my guitar playing.
This year, I have also thought of one or two resolutions and wishes. Here they are now: To go skiing with my family. With lots of snow and lots of fun. A trip to Japan so that my daughter can see where Manga actually comes from. What else? World peace, finally finish the renovation of the apartment. To have time to restore old furniture.
How about you?
To sit down and make resolutions is of course not everyone’s cup of tea. But maybe we have inspired you to make one or two wishes for the coming year. However, for now we wish you lots of energy for the end of the year, contemplative holidays and of course a happy new year!
Lastly – have you guessed which words we all had to leave out?