If writing out New Year's Resolutions isn't your thing maybe you should try this out instead. Feel free to use what I wrote as a template (don't plagiarize of course). After all, a personal manifesto is much more empowering when you use your words to make it your own! You can choose to be more general or focus in on a specific area of your life.
What do you want to be when you grow up? How inhibiting this question is to the developing mind? As children we are asked to identify a chosen career. To figure out what we are passionate about in life and follow it wholeheartedly. That we ought to have a clear and direct path towards the pursuit of a sole career. And that this career will set the course of our entire life.
At 18 I had my entire life planned out and, you couldn't tell me nuffin'! I knew exactly where my life was heading. I was going to pursue a degree in medicine, marry my boyfriend when I graduated college, have children, go to medical school and then open my private practice. Well, have you ever heard the saying, "We plan, God laughs"? I can tell you now, God had a real good laugh.