With the New Year always comes renewal and hope. There is a clean slate, the chance to start over and begin again. I have been reading about everyone’s various commitments over the last few days filled with intent and promise.
As we all know, the majority of these won’t end up fulfilled. Rather, they will be on 2014′s list all over again. As we kick off the New Year, I encourage you to forget the resolution mentality and instead try to think of a few small things you would like to try or start this year. From walking more to giving up soda. Joining a book club or trying to bake something from scratch. Going to see a play, skydive or take a vacation with a good friend. Having lunch with a friend you haven’t seen in a long time. Sledding with your kids.
I think if you live your life without “resolutions” but instead focus on “living” and “trying new experiences”, it becomes so much more enjoyable, doable and exciting. Once you start getting outside of your comfort zone, you’ll be shocked to find that you put fewer limits on yourself.
I am all about new experiences and broadening my horizons. This year, one of my plans is to get to Trinidad to see my family and to walk around the neighborhood where my mom grew up. I also want to help redecorate and organize my mom’s house for her. I would love to jump out of a plane and to try more wines. I want to read a few great books and run a few more races. I also want to add more weight training to my life.
I probably won’t get to all of these but I plan on enjoying 2013 trying. Happy New Year to you all. What’s on your list?