Pre-kids, the month of December was a time to reflect. I’d think about the year just passed and, throughout Christmas, reflect upon the year to come. But I’ve noticed in the last few years, despite making sure to take downtime throughout our busy holiday season, I don’t have the same kind of thinking time. So, this year I’m trying something new. I’m taking the month of January to reflect, not resolve.
After the holidays, the plans, the family events, and adventures with the kids, I’m welcoming the quiet of January. Instead of bursting into 2013 with a handful of resolutions, I’m taking time to slowly dip my toes into the new year and to reflect on what I’d like it to hold. So far, I’ve come up with three pillars that I’d like to build my year upon: clarity, optimism, and love.
I’ll be meditating on these words in the coming days and weeks, and will slowly fine-tune my intentions and goals accordingly.
Today our backyard is covered with freshly fallen snow. It’s a perfect image as I think about 2013. Fresh, clean, and ready for new footprints. Happy new year to you all!
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