First day of the New Year and it is all good so far. I wasn’t sure for a minute there, after the indulgence of the holidays, both on my bank account and my belly, but I think I may come through unscathed.
For the first time since I decided to “go it alone” 3 years ago, this is the first holiday break that I actually took. I didn’t open my computer for an entire week… which is pretty much unheard of for me.
I didn’t think too much. I watched an entire season of the Vampire Diaries (mock if you will) and I ate my way through our fridge.
Now, fat, and fully up to date with my Vampire friends, it is time.
I have indulged to the point of being done indulging. I have rested to the extreme. I have poured many (and many) a glass of wine and allowed myself to stop.
A word normally quite foreign to me, but one that defined my last week.
I stopped so long that I was ready to start again. I will admit to one or two worries that my engine wouldn’t start up on the first pull. That I had turned my brain off for too long, been static and in “sleep mode” for one day too many, but I was wrong.
I kicked the machine into action today and everything is just where I left it. My brain worked, my fingers worked and it will all be good.
I think 2016 will be a phoenix from the ashes sort of year. A year of re-birth and re-fresh. A time to start again, better and stronger than ever. I think we will rise above the flames and be part of something extraordinary. I think it will be a good year.
I want to walk into the year, as I always do, with an intention. A word to define my work, my play and my life. This coming year it will be all about the small bites, the details and segmented bits. It will be pulling away from the broad vision that I have been seeing for so long and looking at each piece as a singular unit, close up and personal. It will be about making sure each small piece is the bed it can be, and then putting it back in the big machine and allowing it to do its job.
It is about not saying “I will exercise this year”. It is “i will exercise tomorrow” It is small goals. Short timelines.
I love the new year. The excitement of what is to come. The appreciation of what has passed.
The opportunities that are waiting.
And this year, it is all good.