So the New Year begins, 2013. I am ready for it. The good things that happened in 2012 were overshadowed by devastating wildfires, heartbreaking mass shootings, super storm Sandy and a contentious election season that seemed to last forever. I am ready for that new start, that clean slate feeling. As Oprah Winfrey said, “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
I am not a big resolution person, but my husband and I have always try to give each new year a theme. Just one word themes to keep us focused: the year of “babies” (2 babies under three), the year of “transitions” (moving to a new city with a new job), the year of “survival” (we’ve had a couple of those). So this year we are embracing the theme of “mindful living” (a two-word theme this year).
I know that the whole mindful living thing is a big trend right now, but I like the idea of not letting your life go by in a blur. We are expecting our first grandchild in a couple of weeks. We have a business in transition, and we both are moving into our sixties. So paying a little more attention to our children, our new grandchild, our health, our diet, the business and each other is the plan for 2013.
May all your wishes, resolutions and dreams come true in the new year!