I've never been one for lengthy lists of resolutions, but if I resolve to do at least one thing in the new year, it's this:
"To free us from the expectations of others, to give us back to ourselves--there lies the great, singular power of self-respect." -Joan DidionI've always been so adamant in telling others to own their narratives. "Don't let someone control your life," I said once to a friend. "Tell your own story."
Perhaps now is the time I take that advice as well.
Writing has always been difficult for me, though I'm convinced it's the only real form of expression I'm somewhat decent at achieving.
When I think back through 2013, the things that stand out the most are the lessons, realizations, and thoughts that I'm taking onward to the next year. So, in no particular order...