Do(ing) it Like a Feminist

Post-Grad Girl living in a Post-Grad World.

New Years Resolutions: Real or Not Real?


When I was younger, I used to make all types of resolutions that lasted about two weeks. As I got older, I came to realize that resolutions shouldn’t hold as much weight as they do. What ever happened to just promising to be a better version of yourself? On December 31st, out come the resolutions to have a better year than the last, lose weight, cut certain people off, etc. but in retrospect, what are we doing here?

To me, New Years is about being thankful for the year you had, good or bad. We all have our share of ups and downs, but it is what makes us who we are. We need the struggles in life to appreciate the successes. I had a good 2012, but it didn’t come without its share of problems. In 2013, my goal (not resolution) is to continue being myself. As I continue to go through the days, I will come across roadblocks, but they will help me grow as a person.

I’m not necessarily saying that all resolutions are bad, but if you want to rely on resolutions to go through the new year, then I suggest creating ones that are attainable and you can stay true to. Sometimes, creating resolutions that are beyond your reach will result in failure. After all, on December 31st, you will just want to re-do it again.

Happy New Year everyone!


Author: mamagfem

Post-Grad student looking to engage herself in the new world.

3 thoughts on “New Years Resolutions: Real or Not Real?

  1. Love the Hunger Games reference, obviously. 🙂 Even though some people thrive off setting new year’s resolutions, it isn’t for me. If you really want to make a change, then why not start tomorrow? You don’t need to wait for a new year, right? I do have goals for 2013, but they definitely aren’t resolutions. Happy New Year!

    • Agreed, Carrie! There is a difference between goals and resolutions. To me, resolutions hold some different type of weight because they carry so much hope and sometimes they just don’t end up the way we expect them to.

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