2011 has quite a nice ring to it, don't you think???
As I turn the pages of the calendar (and by turn, I mean throw out and start new), I can't help but wonder, where did all the time go?
2010 was gone in a *FLASH*.
Which brings me to the question of, how did I spend my time, and did I do it wisely? (Being an optimist, there's really only one answer here and I'll let you guess.)
BUT, the new year isn't as much about looking back as it is looking forward. In the past, I've made specific resolutions and tried to keep them up, but like most of us, by February they are mostly dead in the water and by March, they are forgotten entirely. This year, I think I want to be more general.
YES, I want to take the opportunity to start fresh, with new thinking, a new attitude, new goals, BUT, it should really be things I want to focus on each and every day.
I want 2011 to be about more about the person I am, my actions, my thoughts. I want to be the wife/mother/friend/co-worker/blogger/stranger that is always there to help and lend a smile. I want to care ceaselessly and love wildly, no matter the costs. I want to practice patience and humility to the point that they come naturally, without gritted teeth, foolish pride, or hurt feelings.
This year, for me, it's a more inward look at myself and the person I want to be, the person I know I am, the person that in times I feel is lost in the day to day struggles of everyday life.
Um, not to say, I won't be participating in reading and writing challenges throughout the year, amongst any other things that float my way, because, if you haven't noticed, I have an addiction to books. An addiction I totally find healthy and fulfilling. (Even if the hubs has banned me from buying new ones until the piles begin to dwindle. Bummer!)
So, what about you, friends? What has the new year brought to your minds? Resolutions? Hope? Stress?
It definitely hits me as a magical time of reflection and all things new. There's something special about this time of year, something in the air, do you feel it?