Happy New Year, Chaos Crew. It’s 2013– and not soon enough. I ended the year in fitting fashion with a nasty cold and general malaise. Is 2012 over? Apparently so, because yesterday I woke up at dawn to watch the Rose Parade and start the new year with a fresh attitude and hot chocolate. Woo-hoo!
For the last few years, I avoided resolutions and simply chosen some words to live by for the year.
Some years, I was more successful than others in carrying through. Honestly, last year’s Do The Work worked until May, then ‘the work’ took a back seat to a variety of family health issues. And sometimes that happens. I stopped beating myself up in about September and rode out the rest of 2012 re-arranging my priorities.
In 2013, I hope to embrace the time-honored concept that Change is Good. With my mother’s death and my father’s health, my life has already changed quite a bit. My older son will be graduating from high school and (hopefully) heading off to college in the fall. My younger son will become a de facto only child and that means a new dynamic in the house. And today, on my 20th wedding anniversary (!!!!) it seems like moving forward in my marriage is more appealing than standing still. Professionally, i feel like I need a new plan. All I’m saying is things have changed, will change and probably should change. And change is good, right?
So, here’s to embracing my change in 2013. There will still be chaos, I’m sure, but I hope with a positive attitude, a lot of dog walks and yoga and appreciating all the I have, I hope to manage that chaos with courage and a sense of humor.
Embracing my Chaos, Lian