Having a birthday on New Year’s can certainly put your life in perspective, especially when you miscalculate how old you are going to be and discover you are going to be older than you thought. (yes, that did happen this year)
Not mentioning any numbers, but what I found really stressful is that I thought that I had at least one more year to enact my “plan.” You know, when you think that you are going to have A, B, and C done by the time that you turn….*fill in the blank.* Well, now that I am at least a year behind in that schedule, I gave myself a stern lecture about time management and have made some new promises for myself with the dawn of 2014.
It got me thinking, where in the world did time go this year??? Why does it go quicker as you get older? Mystical questions seem to be in high demand when you are pondering your life’s direction. *smiles* I can say that last year was a little rough at the beginning and our family definitely had some challenges, but in the end we had quite a handful of great things going on as well. We got to go on a few trips and spend some great time with family. My husband got promoted *woot-woot* and I won some awards at work.
Also….I finished my FIRST book. (I put “first” in caps because there will be more! <insert evil laugh>) So…before the craziness of 2014 fully commences, (with the upcoming force shaping in the Air Force, things might get more….stressful), I just wanted to take a quiet moment and be thankful for all that had going on.
…..Quiet moment……thoughts…..hmmm, I’m hungry……snack…….coffee…..Uh oh, baby girl is awake….<End Quiet moment>
So, everyone talks about resolutions now. I was watching Good Morning America yesterday (abcnews.go.com/GMA/Books) and I swear I’ve searched high and low for the who the author was on that show but couldn’t find his name (I’m sorry I forgot), but he was talking about his new book and basically he was saying how everyone always has these impressive resolutions and instead of having a long, wordy resolution, to choose one word to live by for the rest of the year. Examples that were given were “Faith” and “Patience,” and he had a three step process to finding that word (and I swear I’m going to try to keep looking for this because I thought it was really good advice). After a few moments of thinking I decided that my word for this year is going to be….ACTION. Yes, action, because if you know me at all, you know that I am very good at making plans, but as far as resolutions am horrible about keeping them. So, my thought for the year is to ensure that I DO something about my resolutions and not just talking about them.
With that thought in mind, I wanted to share that I will be involved in a writing and reading challenge this year. I’m going to “Push my Boundaries” (roniloren.com) by reading outside my comfort zone this year, so will be deferring to my knowledgeable friends about different books to try later. (I’ll post the spreadsheet tomorrow.)
I refuse to have a resolution about fitness because I never stick to it *must eat chocolate,* but I’m going to try to adopt a slightly healthier lifestyle.
Sorry, this was so long! 🙂 But it was a lot to cover for the end of a year and the beginning of a new one. What about you? What are your resolutions this year? Did you have a good 2013?