Want to Will

by jonnahzkennedy

2014 is coming towards a close, the curtains are drawing, the last standing actors are being killed like pigs in a slaughterhouse, and the audience is awash with emotions as chatter begins about the whole, once in a lifetime performance: because there will never be another 2014. For this matter, thoughts about what the Bard (and no I’m not talking about the Flying Spaghetti Monster, nor am I talking about Shakespeare) will bring us in his next sequel 2015, part of the stunning Millennium Saga; and to say the least, I could not keep my own theories from stirring in my head. But I would like less to call them theories and things that I want. We, humans, always talk about what we want about how we want to lose a pound, about how we want to get home earlier, how we want to be smarter, be better, stronger–all these things, but few people will every actually find themselves getting what they want. For this matter, I think it’s time for a change in phrase, a change in attitude overall: we live in the 21st century where everything that we want is right at the click of a mouse, tap of screen, press of key, and for this matter, we should no longer want. We should HAVE. 2015 will be the year of having and not wanting, it will be the year of doing, not planning, it will be the year of playing, and not practicing. The key word of those phrases of course being will. No longer want, but ‘will’: I will publish a collection of short stories, I will write another novel, I will win a contest, I will lose weight, I will read more, I will write more, I will learn German, I will write a screenplay, I will find love–and don’t allow yourself to allow these wills to simply be wishful thinking, but make them realities. Life begins and ends with what you can and can’t do, so do everything that you can: because you can do everything. Adios 2014,

Hallo 2015.