I know people make resolutions at the beginning of the new year. But hey, you can turn over a new leaf any moment you choose to, right?
This time, it’s slightly different. I don’t want to stop procrastinating, or start exercising or try to get better grades.
This time, I plan to be fearless. I’m going to be brave.
I’m going to ask the bus conductor for my change back. Even if it’s only a rupee.
I’m going to smile at a stranger on the corridor without thinking twice. Even if they don’t smile back.
I’m going to make new friends. I’m going to walk up to that girl who I think is really interesting and say hi.
I’m going to ask that question in class, even if it sounds stupid in my head.
I’m going to call up and make the damn appointment on my own.
I’m going to stand up for what I believe in. I’m NOT going to be scared of being wrong, I’m not going to be scared of not finding happiness. I’m not going to be scared of not being loved. I’ll become brave enough to say what I think.
I’m not going to be scared of existing. I’m not going to be afraid of living.
What I’m going to be is ME. With neither self-doubt or apology.
Because after all, cogito, ergo sum.