The New Year Res­o­lu­tions I Vow for

Storizen Magazine - - What's Inside - – Aparna Mukher­jee

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.

@mukharji.appy18

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