Tuesday, January 1, 2013


It's funny how a new empty calendar can momentarily inspire all of us to change... to be better, healthier, more interesting people who suddenly have time to volunteer, take up ballroom dance, sleep 8 hours a night, do regular cardio, and become gourmet chefs.  Somehow a new year makes anything seem possible.  Every magazine from Runner's World to Guns and Ammo screams with headlines of, "New Year, New You,"!  We're supposed to lose 10 lbs., get organized, spend more wisely, save more often, eat organic, and become experts in our own ancestry.  

I am actually a firm believer in New Year's Resolutions.  Not the ones that make you feel guilty and not good enough, but the ones that inspire you and get you one step closer to something you've always dreamed of.  There is something about putting things in writing that makes them seem more attainable, more real.

In 2013 I want to take more risks.  I want to have more fun.  I want to spend less time stressing and worrying and more time remembering what I love.  I want to stop feeling so bogged down by the things I'm supposed to do and spend more time doing what really makes me happy.  That's it.  I'm not making promises to lose 10 lbs. or drink more water, to actually use my vision benefits, or write more.  Frankly, I just don't need that kind of pressure.

So here's to you, 2013.  I'm in.  Happy New Year everyone.  Hope it's the year that your wildest dreams come true.