New Year’s Resolutions


Today is New Year’s Eve. In the spirit of New Year’s Eve I decided to first go over the past year in brief. Like most years, this year has been a roller coaster of extreme highs and crushing lows with the majority of it is somewhere comfortably in the middle. I have enjoyed extreme success, I have completed my first book, and I have ended the year in good health. I have also enjoyed extreme failure, I’ve lost my job, I’ve had to move, I have extricated friends or ex friends from my life, and I have made very poor decisions. And at the end of this year I look back with thanks.
During the year I spend some time on the internet surprise, surprise, and in that perusal of the Internet I learned that one of the most hated celebrities was Gwyneth Paltrow. I’ve never been A specifically negative person and so this was a surprise to me. So I sought to find out why exactly Gwenny had lost all of her mojo? I came across blogs, YouTube videos and comments basically expressing the issues and it all comes down to the following, Gwyneth Paltrow has no idea! She has decided to tell herself as a lifestyle guru, and people have taken offense to that. Not because she doesn’t have a life that many envy, but because she does and doesn’t seem to realize that a good portion of that is due to sheer dumb luck. She says things like if you want to live like me, you have to do these things. But she doesn’t seem to understand that one of the main things that she did was be born into a rich family, is being second-generation Hollywood, and those things gave her a massive leg up. I’m not saying, but she couldn’t have been a trailer park girl and clawed her way up to the top, I’m saying that she didn’t. Now there is nothing wrong with being born lucky, but till then look at the rest of us to go ” what are you doing not to live like me “, are elitist at best and ignorant at worst.
So, why have I tripped off into a conversation or rant about Gwyneth Paltrow on New Years Eve. Well, because I want us to all strive to be the best that we can be. I want us to look to 2015 as a continuation of awesomeness. I want everyone of us to see the future as the best of all possibilities. But keep in mind that people fail, and people are human, and that you should be grateful, truly grateful and aware of all your blessings, of the fact that you have legs that work if you do, of the fact that you have a brain that works if you do, and of the fact that you have been given things that others may not have been given. I resolve to take 2015 and make it amazing, resolve to take 2015 as an opportunity once again to make my dreams come true! I also resolve in 2015 to do my level best not to judge, hurt, or humiliate anyone. I would like to extend my Happy New Year’s  wishes to everyone and send out my truest wish everyone make awesomeness your google. Happy 2015!