Looking Back is Not an Option
The new year is staring me in the face and after the very crazy year we’ve had (I’m not even counting hitting a deer with the family vehicle or the hubby’s latest trip to the ER), I think I’m more than ready to welcome 2011 with open arms.
Still I wasn’t quite sure what about this New Year could be different from last year. I mean we have some plans for the house, I have plans for writing, there is our youngest going off to Kindergarten in the fall… then it hit me; EVERYTHING. Everything could be different. There are opportunities waiting down the road that haven’t even been born yet. Right now there are plans and opportunities that still might be sitting on the drawing board that are just waiting to be brought to life.
You just don’t know what’s waiting. I know some of the things that have held me back this year have been of the personal nature (hey, we bloggers do keep some things to ourselves) and while these issues have been an inner struggle I’ve come to realize that the only way to deal with it is to turn them around and let the problems I’ve had make me stronger. That’s all we can do right?
For probably the first time in quite awhile I am feeling energized. It’s been too long since I’ve felt this way. I don’t know where the year is headed or where it will take me but I have to have faith in the fact that looking back to all of the bad that happened last year will get me nowhere.
With this invigorated feeling, I have this overwhelming need to pass it along and I’m starting with my kids. I want them to feel as pumped up about all the new possibilities waiting for them as I am. I’m hoping they will pick up on my lighter spirit, renewed goofiness, and positive outlook on things that might have gotten me down this past year. The way I see it is if I can focus more on the pleasant ratherv than the unpleasant I'll be teaching my kids a valuable lesson in not letting things get you down. I'm a firm believer in silver linings and things happening for a reason; this past year has taught me that much.
Here’s to a New Year and a fresh outlook ahead for us all! I'd love to know what you're looking forward to in the New Year!