Tuesday, January 17, 2012
2012...a little late.
Yes, I know, it's half way through January and I should have done this New Year post weeks ago like everyone else. But I needed some thinking space.
Don't get me wrong, I get excited about a brand new year. I like the idea of setting some goals for myself but I don't want to be a slave to them. I have noticed a lot of my friends and fellow bloggers are posting their New Years Resolutions.They seem to come in lots of different shapes and styles.
I liked my friend Michelle's idea....her 12 goals for 2012. Simple...not super demanding and leaves room for spontaneity. Another friend who is turning 35 listed the 35 things she wants to do this year. That is very cool...but lets face it, I am older than 35 so my list would be a little longer AND because I am older I am bound to forget most things on my list so that idea was a no go.
You see ...here's the thing. I am a list maker by nature. I make lists for everything. Shopping lists, To Do lists, packing lists...you name it. It helps me prioritize stuff and get it done. But once I've made the list, the "doing" of the things on that list becomes mechanical. I don't think too much about it. I just do it. And that's not what I want for 2012.
So I have decided to throw the list out the window this year. Instead, I'm using something entirely different. Something that I can look at each day and remind me of where I want to be. Something that will help me visualize what I want to achieve and remind me to stop and smell the roses. I want to be present in each day...not thinking too much about yesterday or tomorrow...just enjoying where I am at that moment with the hope that connecting a year full of moments will get me where I hope to go.
So after many creatively challenging moments I came up with my Vision Board for 2012. Hopefully it will help keep me motivated, focused and finding a little bit of fun in every day.
This will go up on my pin board so I see it often during the day, and hopefully I'll be able to add to it as the year progresses.