The Year of No Resolutions

It’s 2014. A new year. An opportunity to start over and promise yourself so many different things you won’t end up doing. One of my new year’s resolutions for the last 4 years has been go to Tokyo. How can I have the same New Year’s resolution for 4 consecutive years? That doesn’t even make sense.

The actual meaning of resolution is resolving to do something. By starting the year saying I’m going to do this, or I’m going to do that, then you’re already setting yourself in a pre-established path. It works sometimes, of course. Yes I wanted to go to Tokyo but I also wanted to change my job. And I did. I’m not saying resolutions are bad, I’m just saying this year I’m gonna let it flow without any plans and see where it leads me to.

So much planning, so much thinking of the future is not worth it. I’ve been trying to live day by day for the last couple of months but I’ve found it to be really challenging. As a foreigner in the US, I’m constantly thinking what my future will be. Will I go back to Colombia? Will I go back to Chicago? I don’t know. And I don’t want to know. I’m tired of having a life made of past memories and future uncertainties. It’s time to live the live day by day. For real. Have a happy 2014.

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