For a long time now, I haven't made a big deal about the turn of the year. January 1 never brought many changes, and I didn't want to add resolutions to my overcrowded schedule. For several years, my only resolution was to try to do less, to slow down, in the new year.
has been a year of changes--to be honest, most of them unwelcome. It's
been a year of letting go of many things, including expectations.
the upside of that is that there's now room for new things in my life.
I'm thinking about 2016, about writing goals and personal goals. Not in a
to-do list way, not in a way that will instantly fill my schedule back
up. I'm thinking about what else I'll be letting go of, and what new
things I'll be trying. I'm checking my priorities.
Mostly, I just
want to face 2016 with a spirit of openness, willingness. I don't want
to plan everything out now; I just want to be available for
opportunities as they come. I want to continue to make room for what
What are you looking forward to in the new year?