New Year offers new opportunities Hollywood style

Happy New Year. It’s already a day into 2016 and the opportunities of what the year ahead might bring are already being revealed. Around Hollywood the New Year’s celebration has finally concluded as everyone probably has slept off the late night partying and the weekend is a chance to prioritize for the big award ceremonies only weeks away. Technically, the People’s Choice Awards are a week away and the TV binge watching this week has people thinking about winners so the push to get ready has already started.

This year, like in past years, the desire for resolutions seems to be the talk of the town. People are making small personal goals (sometimes large once too) as the New Year gets under way. Last night I admit I was swept up in the whole New Year’s resolution idea and pulled out a piece of paper to jot down a few of my own. Since I typically don’t go out for the holiday it seemed like a good idea. Why no holiday parties? I can’t ever stop comparing the current parties to epic moments I’ve had in the past.  I went to Times Square to see the ball drop and then Las Vegas on the strip so I expect a real celebrations with more than a few hats — there needs to be live entertainment with a real countdown to draw me out. Sitting in someone’s living room watching Ryan Seacrest on the TV or having the worry of driving home on New Year’s night isn’t worth it to me.

Anyway I digress. Getting back to my New Year’s Resolutions I found myself pondering a few things I would like to do in 2016. The first is to be less stressed. Technically I cheated on this point as in 2015, I made arrangements for this to start happening. The second is to find more focus. Again, another cheating point that was defined in 2015. I mean I found my focus standing in a parking lot a few weeks ago and it’s been awesome.

A point that I didn’t have in 2015 which is now on the resolution list is to travel to New York City. Nope I wasn’t inspired by the New Year’s celebrations in Times Square (I actually watched Univision so it was mostly Disney World, Disneyland, Mexico City and a little of Times Square,) but I have been thinking about the MET. It’s been over 10 years since I’ve been to the museum and I’d love to go back.

What is Your New Year Looking Like?

I decided to curb my New Year’s resolutions to just three. Last year I had five things I wanted to do. Accomplished all of them and what I realized in the process is you need to put things on your list that you actually want to strive for and then, once those things are done, add a few more. Happy New Year!

About the author
Jodi Jill currently lives in Los Angeles with her dog Addo. Sharing her love of books and words, she is a literacy speaker, professional writer and syndicated columnist.

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