Goodbye 2018

 Wow, I cannot believe 2018 is coming to an end! This year went by so fast!  
Sometimes I can’t even believe it is no longer summer, let alone, soon to be the beginning of 2019.
2018 has been one of the best years and was full of challenges and getting out of my comfort zone. Actually, getting outside my comfort zone was my new year’s resolution. To ensure it would happen, I decided at the beginning of 2018 to do a “year of yes”. A year of yes is basically saying yes to any   opportunity or challenge that presented itself. Because of my year of yes, I was able to do things I   would never have considered doing before. I enjoyed every moment of my year of yes, but now I think it is time to start saying no. 
Everyone knows that November is one of the busiest months of the year, especially for a college student. November is when the holidays are beginning and all the exams are about to start. Not to mention when all the last minute big projects are due. And let me tell you, saying yes to everything that presents itself during the month of November should be a hazard. If you say yes to everything, you will eventually get overwhelmed and not be able to perform your best. That’s when you need to take a step back. 
What this has taught me for the future is that I need to continue my year of yes… but in
 moderation. It is good to get out of your comfort zone because you will miss so much if 
you never take a chance and say yes. But, you also need to take care of yourself and not
 overwhelm yourself. The whole point of getting out of your comfort zone is to benefit 
yourself not cause more problems in your life.
So, now it is time for a new ‘new year’s’ resolution. Well, I guess the start saying no would be my new year’s resolution but that’s more of an extension of my previous resolution and therefore does not count. So, drum roll please, my new year’s resolution for 2019 is to stop caring. And by that I mean stop caring about little things such as peoples judgement's and if my hair is perfect of every moment. I don’t want to be consumed with worrying about every little thing, and lately I have felt that I have started to care just a little too much for my liking. I need to be worrying about things that matter, not about if I should answer a question in class because I may be wrong and look dumb in front of my class. I think it is time to stop caring about what everyone else thinks and start focusing on what I think. I want to make my own decisions with confidence because it’s what I think would be best for the situation. I also think that this new year’s resolution may be a little overdue. 
  I hope everyone had a great Christmas and an amazing New Year. Stay safe and I encourage
everyone to pick their own new year’s resolution and try your best to stick to it. Don’t get
 discouraged if you find it is a difficult to fulfill your resolutions, change never comes easily.