Contributor Brea Salim talks about the power of (personal) change and the New Year.
I is that I usually never end up keeping them.The second is that’s because I usually forget them by the second week of January.
But I’ve become a believer. I started my last semester telling myself I would exercise more. Usually, I don’t follow through. (Who am I kidding here? I never end up following through with exercise.)
This time, however, I ended up keeping my promise to without any further ado, here’s my list of resolutions for 2016! TO BE LESS CYNICAL
with whatever is in front of me. I wonder how many doors I’ve closed and how many opportunities I’ve turned down perspective. In 2016, I promise to have more of an open mind, especially when it comes to trying things I would not usually do. TO TRAVEL AND EXPLORE
Some of my happiest moments in 2015 were spent exploring cities I did not know and falling in love with them in the process. Sometimes these cities were in lands far away, like California (believe me when I say the West Coast is a whole different world from the East Coast).
But sometimes, when I’m walking in New York City, where I go to school, I get lost and make a wrong turn.Then I turn my head and watch the sun shower the street and I remember what it feels like to fall in love with the Big Apple all over again.
I promise to keep exploring places that make my heart beat, whether they be close to home or miles away. TO BE COURAGEOUS… AND FAITHFUL.
How else can we go through this messy thing we call life? With a little bit of faith and lots of courage to make sense of the nonsense and to make the jumps you feel like you’re doing blindfolded.
So, what does your list of resolutions look like? + Brea Salim
at Barnard The writer is a student
and College, Columbia University, author of Bright Eyes.