The New Year Resolutions I Vow for
The dipping temperature and the chilly shivers of the cold breeze mark the onset of the coolest month of December. The year is drawing to a close and people are getting ready to dive in the gaiety mood of the ensuing new year.
With the arrival of December month, people get occupied in planning trips and getaways. The chilly winter months give a reason for people to break the shackles of the hectic schedule and to fly off to a tranquil place to welcome the new year with enthusiasm and celebrations. The last month of the year certainly calls for some exciting winter vacations. As I see
some of my friends are busy in booking the flight tickets and packing their luggages, I am busy jotting down a list of success, failures and achievements in a sheet of paper which I experienced in the present year.
We have noticed people writing down their New Year's resolution and then they used to fail in keeping them till the end of the year. I have seen some of my close pals who sincerely make resolutions at the end of the year and belittle them as they step in the new year.
Since school days, I too have a habit of writing down the New Year's
resolutions, but I would make sure to stick to my resolutions and follow them with all my heart. The funny part was the chart of my New Year's resolution used to be filled with the changes in my food habits. As years passed by and I grew older, my New Year’s resolution was about the challenges I will meet.
When I was recalling the accomplishments I notched and the failures I encountered in this year, I was elated to feel that the list of my accomplishments is certainly escalating with very less failures at my end. But, I was missing out something very important in my list which I never paid heed to add.
It is a fact that I succeeded in completing some of my pending tasks of the previous year, I achieved all my targets and goals that I wanted to attain in this year. I received words of praises and
I was rewarded for my work excellence. While I was engrossed in meeting my daily targets and attaining my yearly goals, I did not get time to see the smiling faces of my parents. When I was in school, my new resolution would be to get good grades. After I was enrolled in the college, my New Year’s resolution would be to come out with flying colors and pursue higher studies. In this way, every year my New Year's resolution would centre around my career goals and my achievements. Now, when I have become a successful person and I look at our family album, I realize that it has been a long time I have been with my parents. Although I stay with my parents under one roof, but my busy schedule refrains me from coming close to them. Whenever this realization
pricks my mind, it pushes me in the pit of sadness.
All these years, I had been thinking that my achievements and success are my only priorities in life. I had been thinking that my awards and certificates will make my parents extremely happy and content.
Therefore, I used to keep adding my career goals in the list of my New Year's resolution every year. In a bid to give my parents all the luxuries they deserve, I put my life's goals at the forefront. Somewhere I forgot that my parents need my time, not the luxuries. I overlooked the things that would actually make them happy. Today, I have come to know that their priority was me when my priority was to make them proud with my accomplishments.
Of countless resolutions I kept on inscribing on the page of my diary at the end
of every year, for the first time, I will be adding a New Year’s resolution of spending a quality time with my parents on every weekend; no matter how busy I may be in my life. My resolution will be to see the smiles of my parents with my own eyes. My New Year’s resolution will be to share everything bit of my life by talking to them in person, not be speaking to them on video calls.
In a few words, Aparna defines a woman who beholds high aspirations and firmly believes in expanding her horizon. She holds a Master degree in English from Mumbai University. By profession, she is an online content writer and blogger who writes informative articles for various UK and US blogs and websites.
Her poems got published in the digital Reflection Magazine and in the Indian literature website named Facestory's.com. She is a budding author too. Her first story on romantic theme got published in a book named "Memoirs Of Love".
As a person, she is open-minded, down-to-earth and amiable in nature. Her world revolves around creativity. She wishes to make her mark in the literary world, hoping to leave an indelible imprint on her readers' minds.