Hey. What’s up? I’m writing you this letter, because well I guess it’s sort of my New Year's hopes. And if kids get to write to Santa I can write to a year. It’s currently 5PM on December 31st, so you are just about to get here.
I had high hopes for 2018. I expected a lot and maybe I was asking for too much. I had high hopes for myself and for the year. Some things were accomplished and of course many never came to life. If I were to get into every little detail this letter wouldn’t get written before the time I need to meet my friends, so I am going to keep it contained.
2019, here are my 3 hopes of you:
My first hope is that people start to listen more. Whether it’s politics, environmental issues, personal problems, or what’s going on in the rest of the world - my hope is that people listen more to each other. In 2018 there was too much talking. Everyone had a point of view and if you didn’t share that view then they didn’t want to hear from you. The only way to start moving in the right direction is if we can open the lines of communication and start understanding where people are coming from.
My second hope is that we continue to educate and better understand what is happening to our environment. I will be the first to say that I need to do this. I need to better understand the repercussions of my everyday lifestyle and how it is affecting the world around me. When someone has a heart attack - where do you go? To the doctors, because doctors have the training, understanding, and tools to help save someone. The Earth’s doctors are telling us that we are destroying the planet and if want to have any hopes of reviving it we need to take action now. I hope in 2019 we continue to educate the young, ourselves, and start taking more action to save this planet. Myself included.
My third hope is that people start to have more faith in themselves. Friends, family, and people of the world you are your own biggest fan. If you don’t start believing in yourself no one else is going to. 2018 was one my toughest years to date. I had a lot of unexpected personal and work battles, but I came out it stronger, more determined, and with a lot more faith in myself. In 2018, I heard too many people doubting themselves. Whether it be what they could accomplish or what type of person they are. There was too much doubt and not enough respect for themselves and what they are worthy of. In 2019, I hope that everyone understands their self worth more intimately and starts taking action in their lives to live a happier and healthier year.
2019, I appreciate you taking the time to read through my letter as I know you are about a very busy year. I am thankful to have made it another year and have so many incredible people in my corner. I look forward to what you will bring and truly believe this could be a great year. In addition I apologize that for about the first three months I will forget that we are in your year and keep writing 2018 as I date things.
P.S. Maybe in 2019 we can hold off on making any more post apocalyptic movies and tv shows. This shit is getting too real.