Someone asked me to write about Bali New Years resolutions and I thought ‘sure, that will fun’. And I’ve been sitting looking at blank page for an hour. Why are resolutions so hard to write about? Make? Or even stick to? I can’t help wonder if there was a pointed message in her request to write about NY resolutions so as to actually stick to a resolution myself! Resolutions that are time specific often fail, particularly if made just after midnight at a New Years celebration after a cocktail or ten. And traditionally this IS when I make all my resolutions!
The biggest resolution I have ever made was to move to Bali, I decided to make the move years ago but moving to another country, even one so close to Australia and as familiar as my own backyard, takes planning and research. I think I made the resolution and actually fulfilled it 3 years after.
But after 18 months of living in Bali, there are some resolutions I need to make. Resolutions that will get me back on track as to why I came here in the first place. A few of my friends have resolved to not drink alcohol anymore. But mango daiquiris are a lovely part of Bali life that should be enjoyed! Mind you, these friends also made these “I’m never drinking again” resolutions at about 9am today, New Years Day, once the headaches had kicked in so…..
Putting resolutions in print is serious – now I have no excuses not to stick to them! Here goes:
2015 was a year full of adventure, inspiring people and places. Here are some of my personal faves from this year. Happy New Year and may 2016 see all your resolutions and dreams fulfilled!