Facing a new year is (always) about making resolution.
Let’s pick some random people in the street, most likely you’ll find many different answers for their resolutions but typically the same : People want to be someone better in the next upcoming year.
As a child, you want to be a better child for your parents. Have some more valuable conversations with your parents, help your mom do the cooking when you’re home, go out more often with them, tell them how much you love them, buy them small but surprising gift – things that you rarely do this year, due to your lack of time, your time-consuming and demanding job.
As a sibling, you want to be a more fun one . Take your sister to a fancy restaurant when you’re home, buy them their favorite pair of shoes, go to the saloon together, or simply just stay up late and do the chit chat with her till you fall asleep together- things that you thought so creepy but in the end, you kinda miss them.
As a parent, you want to be a more responsible and understanding one to your children. Be there when they need your advise (even though sometimes your presence is more than enough), have some days off from work and go have vacation with your little ones, listen to their ideas and not give a pre judgement – something that you didnt do enough this year until finally, your children get out of your house starting their own life, and you’ll give up everything to go back to those old times.
As a friend, you want to be a more caring friend. Call your old childhood friends, the one that you only heard their news through Facebook (thank God Mark Zuckerberg(?) found it at the first time), go out with your college friends that you rarely meet this year because you live so far away – even when you come home, sometimes you just feel too lazy to pick up the phone and say hello to them, or coming to your friend’s wedding – the ones you almost always miss this year because of those excuses you made up yourself.
As a student, you want to be a more outstanding one in the class. Raise your hand when the teacher ask questions (come up with answers of course LOL) , contribute more in the class, share the brilliant ideas to your classmates in class discussions – things that you just didnt try hard enough to do this year.
As an employee, you want to be a more loyal one. Finish your job within deadline, do some improvents here and there, perform well so you will get promoted, stop working late so you can have some life aftermath and stop complaining about your job- those things you do because for you, job is a job, you need it, you dont want it.
As a lover, you want to be a more loving one. Ask your loved one to a romantic dinner (doesnt have to be fancy resto, though), take her out to the movie (and let her pick the movie), give surprises, pop up at his office and take him lunch (only God knows what happens after the quick lunch -LOL), support him when he’s down (without reflecting it all back to your personal need in the end), or simply just talk to each other till late (not the ‘heavy’ talk that will likely possible to end up in a fight) – things that somehow you never do it again after years of being together just because you take him/her for granted.
Everyone wants to be better. No matter what role you play in this world, everyone wants to be a better one.
People set their goal in this upcoming new year, set the targets, write a big poster titled RESOLUTION and hang it in their bedroom wall and promise themselves to be able to reach those goals.
Making resolutions dont have to be done once the New Year come.
You can do it anytime you feel like you need a change.
Doing something to be better person doesnt have to wait till the clock stikes 00.00 am in the first day of January
You can do it right away when you feel you need to.
Treating people you love in a better way doesnt have to wait for a right moment to start
You can just start right away.
Now, I wont wait to do what I want to do. I wont wait to make myself a better me.
Simply because EVERYDAY you can actually make yourself a better person, without having to wait the New Years to come.
happy new year
-Novi Kumala Sari-
8 hours and 10 minutes to the New Year