How do I want to live this year?
Capriciously, thank you very much.
To be honest, I never knew what the word “capricious” means, I had to look it up.
Turns out, it is the total opposite of how I lived my life till now, safe, law-abiding, thoughtful, cynical and systematic. The phrase “Live with abandon” doesn’t ring a bell with me. That is the way I want to live this year – with just one motto “Just Do It”. No more assuming the worst, fearing the “what-ifs” and throwing in the towel before it even started.
I also want to visit some of the places in my childhood, or never was in any part of my life. It’s time to see them before it’s too late. How funny it is that humans are endlessly obsessed with forging forward with the new things and forgetting the old ones which were once ‘new’ in our lives.
And lastly, to give frugality a shot. Not live like a poor church mouse, mind you. Frugality is not living like a broke person, but to stop frivolous spending and focus on quality. First step, decluttering. That is gonna take some gumption, bidding goodbye to my stuff. They are junk, sure, but they were once part of my life too. As part of the new year, I shall not begin this project with “It’s going to be tough.” Nothing worth fighting for is ever easy, isn’t it?
For the pepper and salt for my soul’s chicken soup, I’ll make sure to watch a movie once a month, read more, schedule my Me time.
#ME <– that’s my slogan for 2017