I was looking back on some old posts the other day and came across one I had put up at the end of 2013:
I quite clearly remember saying to a friend at the end of 2013 that I just knew in bones that 2014 was going to be a great year. I fell in love, watched my friends grow and change, experienced loss and gained ( and regained) some fantastic relationships and friendships. I would describe 2014 as whole and for those of you who are reading this and were a part of it, no matter in what way, I’m really thankful for you.
I’m not one for New Years resolutions and I don’t have a good reason for why that is. That said, I’ve decided to make a few minor goals for this year. No running of marathons, no giant life changes. While those things aren’t bad, they aren’t for me.
So here goes:
1. Print photos. One of my favourite things to do is to look at old photo albums at my parents house. I don’t print photos now because honestly I overtake them. But for those moments that are memorable, I’d like to able to have the ability to flip through them in years to come, and not on a computer or a phone.
2. Keep a clean desk at work. It’s not like I’m living in piles of paper but there are days when things get cluttered and for whatever reason, it’s just easier to work in clean organization. Minor goal, but one I want to do.
3. Read 6 books this year. To the book worms out there, this number may seem horribly low… but I don’t really read. And I would like to fix it. So I’m starting with a low number, a book for every other month.
4. Continue to work on relinquishing control. A friend’s mother once said to me ” do not fight or try to change the situation, things will unfold as they should”. I worked very hard on really hearing this statement this year and just letting things happen as they should. And I have to say, it does work and its kinda more fun!!
5. Have a better breakfast. Tea and toast, tea and bagel, these are my go to’s every day. While it’s not a horrible breakfast, it’s a lot of grains. So I would like to fix that.
6.Listen more. Diane Sawyer once said ” The one lesson I have learned is that there is no substitute for paying attention”. Simple but true. I found this year specifically that text messages are the worst. You know when you are typing and you can see that the other person is typing at the same time? I always feel like this is proof that the art of conversation is dying; focusing on what we are typing instead of really reading or listening to what the other person has to say. I’d like to make a point of actually listening and not over talking because as I have recently discovered, some of the most important things said to us are the ones were don’t pay enough attention to.
7.Get out of my country music rut. I do love my country, it’s basically all I listened to this year. And for that reason, I need to get on expanding my musical horizon.
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas ( or Hanukkah for you , Liat 🙂 ) and a great great new year