New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone out there! Two thousand and twelve. Twenty 12. 2012. It always feels strange to write out the new year for the first time.

I know lots of people are starting to work on some serious resolutions. Others couldn't care less about goal-setting today. My blogging friend, Meli, had a great post on Friday about having a yearly motto that I really dug.

I guess I'm somewhere in between. I'm not cynical about resolutions but I don't feel the need to set major goals on a specific day either. I think January 1st is really just another day in a river of days that become years.

There's a quote from the movie Vanilla Sky that always stuck with me: "Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around." We can all start anew anytime.

But I also think the symbolism and lure of a collective new start, the fresh emptiness of the year ahead is beautiful.

So this year I've decided on something a bit different. Three intentions inspired by three videos that I've watched almost daily for the past month or so. I figure since they obviously struck a nerve, then I should at least try to take something from them and put it into practice.

Be Kind


"Stop inviting walls into wide open spaces"

Language warning: there's an F-bomb in this one

"Do not settle for letting these waves settle and for the dust to collect in your veins."

For you out there, I hope you are happy and well. May you have a wonderful, successful, and peaceful new year.

And if you make resolutions, I hope you kick your goals' asses.