Contemplating the New Year....
I'm loving that it's Friday and Eddie Dale is home this evening! Actually, he has been off all day, but I ended up working for the first half of the day and had another appointment later this afternoon. So, we didn't get to spend a "day off" together......
But, I am still thankful that he is home and piddling around in the kitchen, putting together dinner right now!
It's hard to believe that this is the final weekend of the year!!!
Where, oh where, did 2012 go?!?!?
It seems that it just sped by at warp speed.
I ask myself...."Am I ready for the new year?" Hmmmmmm.....I suppose I have to be. Because there is no stopping or slowing the clock. 2013 will arrive, ready or not.
As I look back at the last year, I wonder whether I met my goals....
or accomplished what I had hoped to accomplish....
or lived as I intended to live, on a daily basis....
The answer to all is "NO".
I did not meet all of my goals or accomplish everything on my "to do" lists.
I did not always act, respond and think in the way I intended.
I did not live every day to the fullest or live "in the moment" nearly enough.
I did not make "New Year's Resolutions" at the beginning of 2012. Instead, I set goals, both short and long term. And, as I look back, I did not achieve all those goals.
However, I do not feel down in the dumps or depressed over it. I am not beating myself up over it because I knew that, realistically, I would not achieve all I hoped to in this past year.
What I do feel is MOTIVATED to do it all over again!
Reevaluate and ponder on where I felt short, what I need to change
and how to continue moving forward from where I am at this moment.
I figure this weekend is a good time to really start focusing on 2013.
Maybe I should have been doing it before the final weekend of the year, but with the lull between Christmas and New Year's, this seems to be a fitting time for me.
Much can be accomplished when a little extra thought goes into it.
Many obstacles can be overcome with foresight and focused planning.
A life can be changed with an adjustment in attitude.
Whatever the new year holds, I am eager to move forward and greet it.
2013??? Bring it on!!!