Resolutions for 2018 / by Didier Young

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The Grinch’s heart might have grown thrice in size but in my case, it’s my belly that expanded. With a long and joyful winter holiday season coming to an end, we are now finally entering that time of the year where everyone collectively creates another list of resolutions for the new year, yours truly included. Of course, we all make those lists every year: sometimes the resolutions stick and at other times they dissipate within a week or two. Here are some of the things that I would personally like to achieve this upcoming annual cycle.

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Some people eat their emotions, I usually shop mine. I shop when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when I’m stressed, when I am celebrating: basically I am always shopping. As fun as it might seem in the moment, I was recently sprucing up my wardrobe and I noticed so many pieces that I absolutely loved upon purchasing them and that I ended up wearing only once or twice. This year, I’d like to kick back my shopping addiction a notch (or five) and reinvest the money in experiences rather than simply on materialistic possessions. I want to travel more and to splurge on creating new memories.

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One of the most common resolutions that people attempt to keep is to eat in a healthier manner. Given my particular lifestyle, it is a tad hard to maintain such an oath to healthy eating. However, I do wish to try and reduce the amount of alcohol I consume and potentially partake in more culinary experiments in the comfort of my own home. I used to work in the culinary industry and after five years in the business, I did not want to stand in a kitchen anymore. However on a recent cold winter day, I decided to sharpen my knives and to take to cooking and surprisingly found a renewed interest in the culinary arts. As such, I do think that perhaps this would be the year where I’d be able to stick to such a resolution.

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Last but not least, I’d like to focus on being more forgiving to people. I try my best to be kind to others but I do find myself to be quite resentful to those who have wronged me. This upcoming year, I’d like to let bygones be bygones and simply focus on happier living. At the end of the day, the chances of the culprit actually feeling bad about what they did are quite slim and as such, it is useless for you to be consumed with such negative feelings. Learning to let go and simply be happy is definitely a big focus. However, let’s not push it too far: All will be forgiven but not forgotten.

These are the three aspects of my life that I’d like to put the biggest focus on this year. Of course there are a few smaller changes that I would like to imply as well, but all-in-all, those are the ones that I’d like to see accomplished. How about you? What are your resolutions for this year?

-Didier

 

OUTFIT DETAILS: Glasses by See Eyewear/ Coat by H&M Studio/ Shirt by Club Monaco/ Pants by Dries Van Noten/ Scarf by Louis Vuitton/ Boots by Jean Paul Fortin