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A New Year And The Old Me

Updated on January 2, 2011

Enjoy Where We Are Now

Every year comes and goes and I make the same promises to become a new me

My old habits don't take long to resurface and they remind me they are not going away

New years resolution Phooey !!!

Well sometimes if I am lucky

I last a few months before I go back to the old me

I have the whole year to look back and wonder why?

I thought it through and I believed I could do it

January will come soon enough and I can try again

Then I say to myself secretly so that no one can hear

I lasted better than the year before where after a few days I crumbled

Now that should  make me feel better

Who am I kidding

No I don't feel any better I feel worse

Because I have the habit of excepting less and that is one of my old habits I have been trying to get rid of

I want to be different

I want this year to be different

I want to be better than I was last year

Just trying my best doesn't cut it

It is not good enough

I need more

Nobody cares how many times you quit smoking or drinking

All they know is you still do it

What if the problem you have is not a physical one

But a mental one

One that challanges your inner soul to do more

To accomplish things that make you proud

To follow your true desire and find the dreams that hide deep inside

That have been begging to explore the world that you see

Each day you talk about your dreams but that is only one small step and making it a reality

Other people listen with little interest or concern

You put every waking moment in what you believe is going to make the difference in your life

Other people don't affect your plan of action

Because they have their own plan and path to follow

How do we find the same people that want the same things we want

One that makes life easier for others and happier for us

We start with an idea and carry it to fruition

I am well aware that things take time

I have been patient

I have four decades under my belt

I have put my spirit and drive on center stage for all to see

I continue to reach into my Christmas stocking

Pulling out the same dreams

As other people have different wants and wishes

My dreams are the same maybe a little bit older

They have not changed as I dust them off

I don't do what others do and put their stocking away until next year

I keep mine hanging proud on my bookcase for all to see

Until why wife says put it away

No one keeps a stocking out all year long

This will be my year

When all my dreams explode

They come alive and make my life enchanting

Every day I feel the pleasure of what it is to treasure

A thought that nobody has thought

An idea that is special and unique

One that has purpose and great potential

For many people to enjoy all its benefits and rewards

I also can be pleased with what I have accompished because of all my hardwork and effort

Seeing my inner soul dance among the dancers who have made life fascinating and real

I search for those who have a passion that they know and love

To find new ways of making their dreams possible

Starting fresh from an old idea that has to much character to be put to rest

Then I looked back at many other years and I have done the same thing

So how can this year be different if so many other years I fell short

I think it is time to make ammends with my old habits and maybe they are not that bad

I could be alot worse

I have to focus on the things that I can change

So I make a new list

My good and bad habits

Then this list of things combined will carry me forward

To new heights and direction

I welcome all the help that makes success the secret that has alluded me for years


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Pollyannalana You are better than me.When I see the wrongs of life and know I AM HELPLESS TO CHANGE THESE PEOPLE AND THEIR WAYS I REDIRECT ALL MY EFFORTS TO WHAT I CAN CHANGE.I don't understand why and how someone could take someones life and think nothing of it.Why people would rather rob and steal than work for a living. Why people with so much talent throw it all away because they want so much more.How come some people with millions of dollars still never have enough.These people are all around me and I could spend my whole life trying to figure them out and no one would care and they probably wouldn't change anyway.Instead I chose to focus on the people that try hard and work every day to make things in their own life better.Do to circumstances beyond their control they can't do it.They give to all who need it and some how some way never get ahead.That is reality and I face it every day.If I can find a way to change that reality then I can and will make a difference in my life and many others.I have heard only too often Life is not fair.It is only business and no one cares about the little guy.The good die young.People engrain these philosophies in their life and believe it to be that way.They have seen it happen in their own lives and lives of the people they love.So they talk from personal experience and great sadness.How can we look beyond all that and see what life really is meant to be? Lived and enjoyed by all.This world is surrounded by millions of average people who just want to live and enjoy life.Terrorism and war is a fact of life but not all there is in life.The news makes it seem that as soon as you walk out that door you have a 80% chance of getting mugged or beaten.That there are more bad guys than good.It is just not so.The percentage of bad people is probably very low.But the news media hypes up rape,crime and the awful acts people have been known to do.What about the family that the wife works and just loves her kids.The husband that loves his job even if he doesn't make alot.The children that do good in school but never excel in anything.But everyone is happy.You will never see that in the paper because it is boring and people want excitement in their lives.Even if it is bad for us.Look at the audience for horror movies and disaster stories.The world is Doomed and everyone is going to die.Doomsday has come and went and we are all still here.There is a God or supreme power that sees that life will continue and has beyond all the tradegies through the ages.Life is wonderful and I keep trying to find all the things that make it that way.Thank you for reading and commenting.Maybe we can both find a way to get what we want.Anything is possible.Have a great new year and may your life turn out more than you ever could imagined.

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      8 years ago from US

      I agree with someone up there, you must have positive or happy people around you or find a way to get around them. I love happiness and music and poems and basically I am happy but then things in the world going on I cannot close my eyes too, so it is possible to be happy and still be angered by injustices. I want everyone to have a chance at happy and bad guys put away. :)

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Motherbeastly I think we can all enjoy the sweetness happiness brings.I will not stop until we can do it together.Why does it have to be for some people and not others?Why not just for the people who want more get more?Maybe we have more and just don't see it yet.I am going to keep looking.Enjoy your day with new enthusiasm and fun.Deepthought I think it is time to congratulate yourself on coming this far.To put yourself down never helps.If we focus on what we have done and work on doing better without ripping our insides out in the process we can move on and do a better job.Keep all ideas free flowing like a waterfall.Remember a waterfall never stops and it always reaches the bottom.Pick yourself up and lets go.Todays your day too.Thanks everyone I couldn't do it alone but with your help we can all find our own dreams.I am sure of that.Have a day that makes you proud.

    • deepthought profile image


      8 years ago from In the middle of nowhere and worldwide but still that T.O.kid from da north of America

      Well Dream on, it's as if you were reading my thoughts once again.but no longer am I making the annual resolutions. no not me. now it's a daily routien becuase every morning I tell myself. I am going to change something or another about self today and end up fogeting about what it was I wanted to change by the end of the day. haha so I guess your name says it all for the both of us... but that dosen't take away from the fact that this is a pretty good hud friend

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      8 years ago from Argyll and Albox

      One day, maybe, definitely. You'll be surprised. Great hub.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick There is such a fine line between what we can do and we can't.Sometimes we might think we can't and surprise ourselves and find out we actually can.How many times do we keep trying before we realize it is time to give up.Thanks and all wonderful sunshine coming your way.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Great hub and always remember to áccept the things you cannot change´´

      pray for he courage to change the things you can

      pray for the wisdom to know the difference.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Sameerk I wish you the greatest success and promise for the new year.Tnderhrt23 It is time to see our lives in a different light.Carrie450 I am trying to find new ways to help life along in the right direction.Sometimes my ideas work sometimes they bomb.To early to tell on this one.Rhonda waits I love positive people and after coming out on the hub pages I definitely feel I am going in the right direction.JordanBDarling Maybe we can all work together and finally lick those old habits once and for all.Well it's a special year for me and a wonderful showing of friends I will find a way and you are all part of my celebration party in 2012.

    • JordanBDarling profile image


      8 years ago

      Awsome really well written. You wrote down what most don't say.

    • Rhonda Waits profile image

      Rhonda Musch 

      8 years ago from The Emerald Coast

      DREAM ON. what happens when we set our goals to high, is that we fail. Sound yourself with positive people and positive thoughts. Negative people assume negative thoughts, which bring us down. To make us think we have lost. Another new year another new you. Good luck. Your fan and friend Rhonda.

    • carrie450 profile image


      8 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      You have made some very good points DREAM ON and so well written. Rated Up

    • tnderhrt23 profile image


      8 years ago

      I think many of us can relate to this hub, Dream On...I know it struck a chord for me! Methinks, perhaps, the "Old me" holds the key..."I think it is time to make ammends with my old habits and maybe they are not that bad" favorite line!

    • sameerk profile image


      8 years ago from India

      thats true , very well written


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