I spent all day traveling yesterday to get back to incredibly chilly and snowy MI. During this time, I napped, listened to some tunes and did some thinking. Being on a plane for over four hours with delayed flights, driving for over 2 and half hours and taking the train and a boat to get home gives you time to think.
There were all kinds of ideas floating around in my head about what I wanted my resolutions to include. Weight loss, running PRs, saving all the monies, cranking up my domestic and decorating skills, being a better daughter, sister, friend… the list went on and it was kind of overwhelming.
Today, I started watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy and came to a very important conclusion. I’m not making any resolutions this year.
Each January I make lofty goals about how I am going to change my life in the upcoming year. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t see anything wrong with this practice. In fact, I even accomplish a few of them. But yesterday as I was sitting in the airport reading over all of the fb posts about how fabulous years were, all I could think about was how my year WASN’T fabulous. This was the approximate time when I started feeling sorry for myself.
It took me another lay over to see I could think of this past year with a positive spin or a negative one. Since I’ve been working to slow the negative thoughts down, I opted for the positive spin and it lifted my cloud of negativity. Nevertheless, I am not sure I want to establish a check list for this year. I think I want this year to unfold based on what is happening in my life and the direction it is going. There is a scene in the last Harry Potter movie where Hermione says they need to create a plan. Harry responds with, “when have any of our plans actually worked? We plan, we get there, all hell breaks loose” – this is my life!
So, I’m going to make goals as I go along. All of those things I mentioned above will be themes in the following days and being happy will be my main focus. The rest will be gravy.