In 2022 I will…
- be my true self around others.
I’ll not beat around the bush or be agreeable to everything simply because I’m afraid of rejection. If I’m not a fan of something, I’ll say so without sounding like an ass of course. I don’t want to be the “I like everything you like because I want to be liked by you.” person anymore. We can like each other even more knowing that we can be honest around each other.
- think before I buy.
The collector mentality needs to stop. Why buy something simply because you feel obligated to? Why buy something if a part of it makes you angry? I will only buy things that will bring me joy.
- study hard so I can pass JLPT N1.
To be honest, I could careless if I pass N1 or not. What I actually want is to really level up my Japanese proficiency both for personal ad professional use. I’m sick and tired of feeling like a fraud because I have a hard time reading Japanese or that I can’t speak Japanese correctly in terms of grammatical accuracy.
- keep in touch with family and friends.
I want to do better to stay connected with my friends. It’s not easy and I did better in 2021. But I want to do even better this year. I want to get to the point where I can feel confident enough to say and feel like I am truly not alone. I want to prove to myself that I can be a better friend.
- try harder to step out of my comfort zone.
Whether it be for work, for personal reasons, I’ll try harder to step out of my comfort zone. Every time I do step out of my comfort zone, I literally am on the verge of hyperventilating because that’s just how nervous I get. Even after all is done, I repeat the event several times in my mind and just feel a huge huge huge sense of embarrassment. I know it won’t be easy to get past that but I want to be able to get used to it. Set my comfort zone bar higher, y’know?
Another year another vague set of resolutions. Let’s see how many I can keep.