First of all, Happy New Year Upstate, I hope everyone had a great Holiday season with your family, friends, pets, etc. I had a much-needed break from school, and a little too much champagne but I don’t really look at that as a bad thing.
While I love reading all the articles about how to stick to a New Year’s resolution, and why the New Year is a fresh start, I wanted to approach the New Year a little differently. I wanted to share with you 5 things to try in 2018 having a little fun this New Year.
- Do some No Strings Attached kindness— You could send an encouraging email or text to someone important to you. Or simply buy some coffee for the person in behind you at Starbucks. A little act of kindness can go a long way.
2. Take a cooking class— As someone who is in college and usually survives off of take-out cooking is always something I have wanted to do more of, but really just never knew where to start. Taking a cooking class could just give you that push you need to awaken your inner chef.
3. Go somewhere you’ve never been— I don’t just mean a restaurant down the street you’ve never been to, I mean make a weekend out of it. Take a trip with a friend, spouse, or family member to a place you’ve never been before. Whether that is an hour down the road, or halfway across the country.
4. Make a new friend— This one may sound scary to you introverts, or perfect to those who are open books. Sometimes I find those who are the least like us, we have the most in common with if we just stop to get to know them.
5. Stop caring what other people think— This last one on the list may seem a little obvious or odd, however, I have found freedom in this one. When you stop caring about what other people think of what you say, or do you start really doing things for YOU!
The best thing about the New Year is new beginnings, a fresh start, and an opportunity to do things you’ve never done before.
Cheers + Happy New Year
Hi, I’m Tyler Center; I was born and raised in Greenville, SC. I have seen first hand how this town has grown and improved for the past 20+ years. As a lover of Greenville, I find great pleasure in trying new restaurants and bars around town.