Well here I am, writing my last blog of the year. It has in part flown, in part crawled by. It might be safe to say that in flying and crawling forms, this year has kicked my ass. Drop-kicked, wrestled, body-slammed me to the ground, in fact. And yet, here I sit at the end of it, intact, on my feet, and feeling pretty hopeful about what this new year will bring.
I don't believe in making resolutions. It seems like these are things meant to constrain rather than to enhance our lives in general. So I think this year, I will blow on the proverbial dandelion, and begin the year sending out wishes into the great unknown of this new year.
So - be it unresolved that I:
1. wish to learn how to be kinder and gentler with myself.
2. wish for the strength to listen to my convictions.
3. wish for strength and clarity to help my kiddos deal with all the changes taking place.
4. wish to make more time to spend with friends and loved ones.
5. wish to remember how important it is to slow myself down.
6. wish to be more careful with my heart, while maintaining an openness to love and friendship.
7. wish to worry less about pleasing others, and about what others think of me.
8. wish to be brave enough to take risks, even when they are shit-scary.
9. wish for more time to think and to write and to be creative.
10. wish to maintain a steady commitment to my own health and happiness.
***And I wish health, hope, happiness and love to us all in the coming year.***
And to 2012 - I say: Bring It! (I'm ready for you.)