Monday, January 7, 2013

Ready For A New Start

Rowdy        1999 - 2012
I am definitely ready for a new year. The past two months have been a blur. I experienced sadness, stress, and frustration mixed with moments of sweetness, friendship, love and reflection. I put one foot in front of the other and got necessary things done. 

On the last day of the year, our sweet old Rowdy dog left us to go run through the fields of doggie heaven.

After such an unsettling finish to 2012, my resolutions for 2013 are simple.

  • Live in the now
  • Keep special memories
  • Enjoy life every day
  • Do things that bring happiness
  • Focus on what matters most
  • Avoid negativity
  • Choose my own path
  • Accept what is
  • Listen to what life has to say 
  • Time is precious, so use it wisely 
  • Aspire for balance between being, having, and doing

Resolutions should be like a mission statement.  Refer to them as you go about your life and decide if what you're doing or thinking fits your current mission.  Whatever doesn't fit, doesn't get into your life. 


If your thoughts are mostly in the past or on the future, 
  you cannot enjoy the present.” – Author Unknown 

The first thing in all progress is to leave something behind.” – George MacDonald