Like a foggy meadow, there’s limited visibility in a new year. But one thing is clear: it’s going to be beautiful.
I’m not too big on setting New Year’s resolutions. If I realize on January 2 or December 31 or any time in between that there is something I should or should not do, why wait until that shiny ball drops to change?
That being said, there is something exciting about a new year – a fresh start. As my birthday is just after New Year’s, each January is a double-whammy of a new chapter. How do I want this year – 2012 and my 27th – to be written?
- I want to be healthy – physically fit, eating food that is good for me, and balanced in my personal, professional, and mental well-being.
- I want to be more patient. With the people I love (who, let’s face it, are always the first to feel the brunt of a bad day), with the people who call or stop by at work when I’m right in the middle of what my mind has deemed the-most-important-thing-in-the-world (even though it’s not), with the slow walkers in the mall. Life doesn’t need to move at the speed I seem to think it needs to move. Stop and smell the lavender (I’d rather smell lavender than roses).
And that’s what I’m going to focus on this year. I won’t be perfect in my pursuit of those things, but I can be better than I was in 2011. Which is enough.
What do you want your 2012 to look like?