A Sophisticate and the New Year

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"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right" Oprah Winfrey

Everyone anticipates and celebrates when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st because it is the start of a new year. With the new year people some people make resolutions and some people don't but what are resolutions anyway?

Are resolutions 'pie crust' promises?' 'Pie crust' promises are promises that are easily made but easily broken. Are resolutions the expectations the expectations or goals we establish for ourselves in the New Year?

A Sophisticate does not make resolutions that are 'pie crust' promises like going to the gym or not eating junk food because she realizes that resolutions are more than just items on her 'to-do' list. A Sophisticate also doesn't matter whether the new year will bring her an either good or bad situations. Either way, she can handle both in the new year as she did in the previous year.

A Sophisticate is lucky to say that even in the bad situations she experienced the previous year she still has arrived hopeful. Hope is the best of what we can have for ourselves, our future, and for others. Even through what was truly bad in the previous year a Sophisticate always endures with the hope of a better tomorrow. Like the ideals of Chinese New Year, where the belief is that everyone starts out with good luck and good fortune,  a Sophisticate believes the new year signifies the best of what's to come.

"Winds in the east, mist coming in. / Like somethin' is brew in' and bout to begin./ Can't put me finger on what lies in store, / But I fear what's to happen all happened before" from the movie 'Mary Poppins (1964)

If the situation of a Sophisticate hasn't changed or she feels as though it will never change then she knows enough to change her approach and her perspective without changing herself to be something she is not. A Sophisticate is not only confident, and self-sufficient but self-assured. She knows that whatever the obstacle she can reach the expectations and goals she sets for herself without worry or concern.

A Sophisticate looks forward to when the clock strikes midnight on December 31st because she anticipates the upcoming year. She does not look at her horoscope or listen to what another person believes her life will be in the new year. In the end or in the beginning, confidently and without fear a Sophisticate starts the new year knowing that she alone creates her year whatever it may be or what it might bring. ;D