As we look back on 2017 and approach the new year, we’ve indulged in a little retrospection and thought it would be fun to share some of our New Year’s resolutions for 2018. We hope you enjoy these fun and hopeful goals from all of us at KOPR!
My New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to go on more hikes, try new things, and overall explore more of Austin before I graduate.
This coming spring, I’ll be traveling to Bangalore, India for six to nine months for a professional education opportunity. While the city is rather international, I’ll be in the “Silicon Valley of India,” where English is widely spoken. However, I want to be open to the more traditional culture of the region. As such, this New Year, I want to throw myself into learning at least a bit of Hindi and Kannada before I depart.
For 2018, I really want to push myself to say ‘yes’ to more things. I too often find myself hanging out in my comfort zone, letting every day, menial tasks become the ordinary out of fear of trying something new. I want to broaden my horizons and start accepting new challenges in life. I know putting my fear aside will help me grow as a person, so I hope to spend this next year with a more open mind when it comes new experiences.
Be kind, be gentle, appreciate, laugh a little. Laugh a little more. Express gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of Earth.
Wishing everyone a wonderful and joyous 2018!