|Winter at Boat Launch A, Mauch Chunk Lake Park, Jim Thorpe, PA|
Today’s the eve of New Year’s Eve. Soon another year falls into the past and a new year lies ahead. The challenges, sadness and disappointments of 2012 can be let go, and the hope for opportunities, love and enjoyment hold promise for a fresh start.
Are you ready? I guess I’m as ready as I’m going to be. I had hoped to clean my desk (again!) and organize my work, but I found many excuses to prevent that from happening. It snowed…it was Christmas…my sinus medicine made me lethargic…etc., etc. They may be true, but they are just excuses. If I really felt it was a priority, it would be done.
Excuses be gone! Ready or not, 2013 will come onto the record books. So I’ve decided to look at it a different way.
I will take a little time over the next few days to prioritize. What is really important to me? What do I want to accomplish versus what do I have to do? For example, I would love to get back on my bike this spring after two years of very little riding due to hip restrictions. That’s important to me because I love riding on the trails. I love the early-morning chatter of birds, nature around me and the feeling of accomplishment that comes from having my exercise in by 8 a.m. So I have to work at keeping my hips limber and getting my lungs back into shape. For me that means preparation…day by day.
So today’s the opportunity to get a fresh start, just as New Year’s Day offers a fresh start for a new year. Ready or not, here it comes…a new year. Are you ready?