A New Year begins....
Every January, we begin anew. At least that is the discussion on the news, in little conversations with friends, and talk shows. How do you feel about being asked "what are your New Year's resolutions"?
I had a different attitude about it this time. Instead of welcoming in the New Year like a 9 week old puppy, wiggling my tail and chomping at the bit, and making all kinds of new resolutions, I kind of took a deep breath, and sat down to contemplate my feelings about this.
I guess I am so overwhelmed with opportunity and new things going on in my life, that making a resolutions is just not in the picture. Then I thought, this is a bad thing? Nope, it really is a great thing.
Why put more pressure on myself, why should you, in making resolutions? I am still working on the last major one I committed to last January, to get my weight in line. I am so happy to say, I stayed focused on that the entire year, giving up sugar, or as much as you can give it up! It is in everything we eat, practically!
So is this overwhelming feeling a good thing? It really is. Is it okay to challenge yourself with new opportunities to the point that after sitting down on January 1st, and putting all the commitments on your calendar, you have to search for play time?
I believe this is a metamorphosis for me. I have never gone in to a year busier. I have never had the opportunities for growth as I do at this time. I have never challenged myself with quite the challenges I have set up for the year professionally. And see this happening all around me, with so many of you.
Aren't we lucky? Isn't it wonderful that we have opened ourselves up to new things, new opportunities and new skills? If we didn't do that each and every year, we would not have the opportunity to grow, and morph, giving us the chance to spread our wings.
May you have the most wonderful year of opportunity.
May you find happiness is the mass web of chaos you have spun.
May you find a way to enjoy each and every day, appreciating the life around you.
May you find peace, and time to play, in any form.
Sending much love.