Happy 2012! I still can't believe it's a brand new year, a fresh start once again. I always look forward to New Year's Day. New Year's Eve is spent mostly cleaning my house and reflecting on the past 12 months. What goals did I accomplish? What projects did I start, but have yet to finish? Any regrets? Lessons learned? My mind is filled with memories from the past year.
But on New Year's Day, I spend time thinking about what lies ahead. What are my dreams for this year? What can I cross off from my bucket list? Anything unfinished business from last year that I really have to complete before the end of this year? The list goes on and on.
This year, I decided not to spend time thinking and reflecting about 2012 today. Instead I brainstormed for 2012 and I'm going to spend the month of January creating my home project list, professional and personal goals, and of course, my reading list. This year, I really want to be more flexible and not stress myself out when things just do not go as planned. Things happen that are out of my control. Instead of wasting energy trying to change the situation, I've realized I need to change my response to situation. Life happens and things can throw you off your path. When this happens, I really need to adjust my attitude and simply jump back in where I am.
Where am I going with this, you may be thinking. In September I meant to take a small blogging break. Maybe a week or two. But things quickly spun out of control and I found myself putting my blog on hold. I stressed myself out about it (especially after I paid to have a blog makeover!) My blog "to do" list just sat on my desk gathering dust.
Today I picked it back up and decided to forget about the last 3 or 4 months. What's done is done and there's nothing I can do to change it. Instead I'm just jumping back it and picking up where I left off.