Happy New Year!
Okay, let me confess that I love the act of making new year’s resolutions. I’m so much a fanatic that I don’t make a list, but a notebook. I fill the pages with lists of goals, resolutions, hopes, and plans. Then I start with the plan of action and strategic steps. It’s a bit excessive, but it feeds my brain’s need to organize my collective thoughts.
When I was younger, I would make the number of items on my resolutions list match my approaching new year age. Needless to say, that doesn’t quite work anymore; who has the time. I also made the list on a yellow legal pad sheet that I taped up on the wall over my bed, in my room. Adult decor needs have moved that list to the office.
This year, I still have an excessively long list, in a colorful, decorated notebook, but I decided to have one overreaching resolution that encompasses the others, while feeding my need to thrive. I share it with you, hoping that it speaks to you, even if you think you don’t have time for resolutions.
“Do one thing every day that makes your life better.”
It’s that simple. Some days that’s doing a load of laundry, instead of all of it, or calling someone you’re thinking about, or sleeping an extra hour. Heck, some days it’s blowing off plans to have 59 minutes for nothing. Whatever it is, I hope you can allow yourself the luxury. For me, today it’s 1500 words on the page, instead of hitting up the laundromat (thank goodness I’m obsessed with undergarments), or going to the grocery story. Today my writing goddess wins.
Good luck in 2017. Let’s raise our glasses to hope, plans, joy, and most of all, personal progress. Try to remember that our personal progress, is often the lamp that lights the way by which someone else may be brave enough to travel.