I went back and forth about what to do for my New Year’s blog post. It’s seemed like an occasion that couldn’t go unnoticed, and yet, I’m not feeling in the goal-setting mood. So this little reflection will have to do the trick.
Even though my recap didn’t really reflect it, 2012 was a lot about work, and I wouldn’t change that. I got to work with some amazing people, and 2013 is looking incredibly promising as a result. I learned a lot, and I’ve grown a lot.
But I also sacrificed a lot. I went long periods of time without exercising. I forgot how to be by myself without my computer. And then my phone. I lived in a way that wasn’t healthy or sustainable, and in the end I’ve felt like I’ve been limping towards the finish line as 2012 came to a close.
This year I want to enjoy. I want to take time for myself, and I want to do everything slower. Okay, not really, but I don’t want to feel busy or harried anymore. I want to work my butt off in a way that makes me feel fulfilled and excited, not drained and anxious. I want to take it one thing at a time, and I want to relish each project. Because when it comes down to it, I really enjoy what I do. And I love sharing it with all of you guys.
My first act in light of this is to cut myself some slack. Getting everything done for my business just wasn’t going to happen by January 1st, so I’m waiting until January 14th instead. I’m taking these two weeks to really think about where I want things to go, and how to make that happen. I want to get it right, and that takes time.
Last year I made a long list of resolutions, and I’m not going to do that this year. I don’t need any more lists to cross off and stress about. I want to cultivate a rhythm to my life that works for me, and it’s going to be a process. And that’s okay.
The only goal that I want to record right now is that I want to be in a better place this time next year than I am today. Not that I’m in a bad place now- just that I know that things can be better. They could also be worse. But I want to be better.
Happy New Year to all of you lovely readers out there! Did you set goals for yourself this year? I’d love to read about them!