You may have noticed that I wasn’t “here” much in 2013. It just wasn’t the best year for me, but thankfully it wasn’t the worst either. I felt out of sorts for more than most of it and then the last quarter was nightmarish. So I am embracing 2014 in a rather big bear hug and wondering how to be more present. This won’t however include making resolutions.
So many people make New Year's resolutions hoping this will help them to achieve more in the coming year, often focusing on breaking negative habits and patterns. This rarely leads to success in my opinion; just think of all those resolutions that are broken in the first two weeks of a new year.
I’m itching to make things happen but I’m going to grasp the path less travelled. I’ll make plans but I’ll also keep my eyes, ears and heart open to encouraging new directions. I’ll think less about the dream job, dream house and dream life and more about the happiness that day-to-day actions can have. I do however plan to be here more.
Wishing everyone a very happy 2014