and it begins…

i’m so excited for 2012. not JUST because it’s the first time ever i had a midnight kiss. and it was awesome. and he gave me butterflies. but that’s neither here nor there.

i’m excited because i feel so comfortable in my own skin and i have never felt more ready for a new beginning. no promise of a steady stable job? no trips in any sort of forseeable future? bring it on. i’ve got a bona-fide new wind. and i’m happy to see so many of you do as well. i LOVE to see people posting about how bright they see the next year to be, about what they want to change within and for themselves.  

what i don’t love are those dag on nay sayers. you know, the ones who say “why wait until new years to make a change” or “you’ll forget your resolution by the 15th”. screw em. don’t let them rain on your parade.

but i will say this. whatever you want to do, write it down. this little trick does wonders for embedding your resolution in your mind. put it on a post card and keep it on your desk, or a sticky note and keep it in your wallet. make it an affirmation, visualize it and make it a reality.

but what is a resolution exactly?

the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc.

so what does that mean? a resolution is not the destination, but the journey. the changes in your method that will make you a better you.  an actual resolution shouldn’t be to lose 20 lbs. it should be to live a healthier lifestyle. or instead of saying you’ll spend more time with your kids, you should say you’ll have your kids in mind whenever you make a decision about your schedule. this hit home for me because it’s no longer a goal you get to and it’s over. it becomes a part of your way of life. so once you do reach that 20lb goal, you won’t run to McDonald’s and celebrate with a BigMac. your mentality has to change.

 i hope this finds you all well.



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