If you talk to me this time of year, or read my blog posts, you would think I am super zealous about New Year’s Resolutions. That I have an endless list of self-improvement tasks to make me a better human being.
And while I do select one thing I would like to accomplish each year…
Quit Smoking (2009)
Start Recycling (2010)
Learn Yoga (2011)
Take a Do-Nothing Vacation (2012)
Get Published (2013)
Publish My Book (2014)
…the truth is, my New Year’s resolutions — I call them INTENTIONS — have been the same every year for many years:
So New Year’s, to me, is more of a reset than a gauntlet-throwing challenge to my self-worth. It’s a chance to clear the board, put the dog back at GO! and see what happens this time around.
Last year, I managed to meet more than 50% of my goal — 28 books! That’s more than I’d read in previous years, and a pretty cool feat.
So, what are you doing for the new year? Do you have a one thing? A list of things? Or do you prefer to wing it—move your piece around the board unfettered?
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One More Walk Around the Boardwalk, by photographer Eric Endow. Reprinted with permission. You can see more of his work on his website, www.endowphotography.com.