The festive season is almost over once more. Tonight Big Ben will ring in the new year and the cycle will restart. 365 more days until the next. So this is the time for us to give thanks for the year just gone. Sorry to my American friends, I know you did this a month ago. And my Canadian friends, you took part in this two months ago! My apologies!

I know a year never really goes by without hardships. I myself have been through some tough times over the past year. But we always have those around us that pick us back up and carry us forward. For me, my family and friends are my rock. Without them I would not be where I am today, and for that I am, and always will be, truly grateful.

But this next year, 2014. For me, this year will be focused on growth. And no, I don’t want to be 6ft or anything like that. I am of course talking about developing myself as a person. I’m not trying to say I’m a horrible person, I don’t want to give anyone that impression. But there are things that I can work on, and this is something I plan to do over the upcoming year.

But I think my true New Years Resolution is not to have any resolutions. This idea of setting yourself goals, or giving yourself something that you have to do by this time the next year baffles me. Surely your resolutions shouldn’t be something you should be doing, but something you want to be doing. Get out there, have fun, experience new places and do it now before that thing called ‘life’ gets in the way. We should never limit ourselves to what we can do, because limits were made to be broken.