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In just under 24 hours I will be seeing the beginning of a new year. The beginning of new hopes and dreams, the start of an endless number of resolutions to be broken by February. The ambitious hoard of middle aged men and women flocking to the gym in the hopes to get into shape, the empty diary abandoned by January’s end, the new bicycle used once or twice before joining the pile of other unused new year splurges.

I have never made new year resolutions, why you ask? The new year is a time where society insists that each individual makes a change. It is a time in which individuals muster up the courage to take a stand and alter their life for the better. I never understood why there had to be a certain time for this. Change can occur at any given point in time if the individual tries hard enough.

I resolve to change all through the year. If you want to bring about a change, what is stopping you? Why have you not made that first step yet? Take it. Yes, it may be scary. Yes, it may be difficult. Yes, you may not like it at first and attempt to revert back to old ways. Nevertheless, push through and persevere! Change can happen at any time if you want it enough.

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