Happy New Year! While I am aware that it is officially midJanuary and perhaps past the time of New Years Resolution posts, I decided to give myself a couple of weeks to let my goals for the year percolate before I typed them out. Now, I am ready to share them with you!
As you can see, it is a pretty thorough list, but as I explain in the accompanying video on OLJ (shown below), I like to think of these lists not so much as do-it-or-die resolutions, but as a general goal framework for the new year. January is a time when I tend to do a lot of reflecting. Thinking about my past year and all of the ups, downs, and turn-arounds I experienced provides me with an opportunity for goal setting. The items I listed above are things I’d like to be considering as I step into this new year filled with possibility. I do not yet now what the year holds for me, but dedicating some time to considering what direction I’d like to start in seems to set me down the right path.
I’ve been listening to Jason Mraz’s Love Is A Four Letter Word album a lot this past week as I’ve been ruminating on my 2014 goals. It’s one of my favorite albums of all time, because I find the music so uplifting and the lyrics so inspiring. The song Living in the Moment in particular strikes a chord with something deep within me. I strive to live in the moment and am in constant pursuit of inner peace. These can be particularly tricky endeavors for a bonafide worrywart such as myself, but the journey is rewarding in itself. This path feels right to me right now and I think that’s kind of what life is all about, at least to me: finding and following the path that feels right and trusting that the journey is the destination.
If you’d like to hear me share my 2014 goals in my own rambly way, check out this video:
I’d love to hear some of your goals for the new year if you care to share. I’m so excited to be sharing my journey with you this year. I wish all of you a happy & healthy 2014!