By BROTI GUPTA ’16
Jan. 1, 2014—12:30 a.m.
I feel so alive today. I don’t know if it’s the alcohol writing, but I feel like this year is going to be my year. I’m going to let myself focus on me this year. I feel like I’ve always put my focus on other people and haven’t had time to do the things I love to do. No one knows that I actually love working out! I even have two whole Dick’s Sporting Goods catalogues. I’ve just been way too caught up in everything else for years and I’ve never been able to invest in that side of myself. I’m going to keep up with this journal every single day and let myself reflect. This year will be different. It’s the year of me.
Jan. 1, 2014—7:30 a.m.
I’ve always loved waking up early enough to catch a glimpse of the sunrise. If I could do this every day, I’d be the happiest person in the world. There’s just something amazing about watching the sun rise—it just makes me feel like I’m a part of something bigger. Something beautiful. I’m going to train myself to get up this early every day this year and give myself the opportunity to witness this beauty.
Jan. 2, 2014—11:30 a.m.
So I missed the sunrise today. But I’ve decided it’s good to let myself rest for as long as I need every once in a while. Just need to make sure this doesn’t become a habit (wink!). Plus, I’m going to the gym across the street as soon as I drink this protein shake I made for breakfast. Liquid protein: just what I need to take on the rest of the day!
Jan. 7, 2014—2:30 p.m.
I’ve been meaning to go back to the gym, but I think it would be too much to work out more than twice per week. I’ve also decided protein shakes aren’t really my thing. But I feel like I need to keep journaling just to reflect on myself—I think that’s healthy. And I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job of journaling. It’s just something I enjoy. It’s a “me” activity—like collecting Dick’s Sporting Goods catalogues.
Jan. 28, 2014—11:00 p.m.
You know what? I feel like writing every few weeks will be better for me. I’ll have more to say, more to reflect on. Giving myself time to really think about my life before I write about it can be good. I have so many exciting things to write about from the past three weeks. I’ll give you a preview: Somebody finally got that seed out of her teeth! It’s getting pretty late though, so I’ll write about it in the morning, when I’m fresh and focused.
Jan. 1, 2015—12:30 a.m.
I just found this journal lying around—it’s barely even been used! I feel like a new person today—I think this is really my year to take care of myself and develop a better lifestyle. 2014 was not great, but 2015 just feels like the year of me.