How are you feeling about closing down this last year?
I’m thinking that I’m very happy to be putting 2016 behind me. I’m so done with the shenanigans of this monkey year. But I’m also grateful for the lessons and opportunities it has brought me.
I was thinking of writing this post and thought that maybe it should be some kind of deep and meaningful post. You know, that kind of almost obligatory post about New Year’s resolutions and plans of action for life and then thought better of that. To be honest, some days I can’t even find two minutes to put together let alone come up with enough time to formulate a life action plan.
I don’t know about you, but these days New Year’s resolutions seemed to have morphed from the sensible (if rather mundane) things like quit drinking, lose ten pounds, take up knitting, to the scrutiny of all personal defects, followed by a detailed action plan for reinvention!
Last year, largely due to over optimism, (and maybe a little over wine-ism), I picked the word “action” as my theme for 2016, and this evening I feel like I may have over-reached on the whole resolution thing or perhaps ACTION, the way I saw it, was too big a word, I don’t know, but I’m struck by the whole concept of not achieving the action I feel like I should have. On the other hand, I have had some gains in the action department, with daily yoga, better health, more personal knowledge, closer relationships, etc…still the action in my business wasn’t as actionable as I have meant it to be.
Now I’m reexamining the whole concept, (and personal defects), but rather than running head first into the total reinvention plan, I think I will go back to my one faithful and sensible resolution: to stop running out of time and start running into it instead. And, if a word is needed to describe 2017, let it be a more sensible word. I still like the word ameliorate. To mostly ameliorate everything in my life. Yes, that’s a good one. I’ve used it before and I’m still not done with it.
How about you all. Have you formed an action plan? Chosen a word? Or have you thrown the whole thing out the window and let life just come as it may? Actually, I think I might prefer to do just that.
Whatever you do dear friends, I send you love for the New Year. More than love, I hope that health, happiness and prosperity are yours in 2017.
Happy New Year. 😀