Happy New Year!
I always love the promise that a new year brings. I have some general goals for the year, but no real resolutions, except one: to go back to my new month’s resolutions. Since most new year’s resolutions are forgotten by February or March, better to have a goal for the month, rather than an entire year. Besides, needs change month by month. What I need to do in July is often very different than what I need to do in January.
This month, my goal is to sit down for 30 consecutive minutes every afternoon. Maybe with a cup of tea and a book. Not with the computer or any sort of work.
I’ve resolved this in the past, and I generally do it. But then I get away from it, especially during these busy months. I don’t think I sat down once from noon until about 7 pm yesterday.
As for the coming year, who knows what the future may bring. A few weeks ago, Bill and I sat on our living room couch and looked around. We remembered where we were 10 years ago: we had two little boys, we lived in a tiny fixer-upper house; we struggled to make ends meet and thought that life was oh-so-hard. We had no clue. We tried to picture our life in another 10 years, and of course, this was impossible. Chances are very good that one year from today, I will be sitting at the same computer at the same desk in the same room. Chances are extremely slim that I will live in the same state six months after that. Long term planning is necessarily relatively vague: to be healthier, wealthier and wiser.
What goals and plans do you have for the coming year? But mostly, what are you going to tackle this month?