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It's Just Around the Corner

Monday, December 31, 2012

How come there isn't a whole collection of songs about starting a new year? If there were, I would listen to it today!

I don't know what it is about turning the page on the calendar, but I just love it. I love the possibility. A brand new 365 days stretching out before you waiting for you to take charge.

As you might guess, I'm a resolution girl. I don't really call them resolutions, but I'm not sure that the semantics matters. When the new year starts I like to set out a plan of sorts. Some things I'd like to accomplish.

For 2013, my goals can be lumped into two categories:

emoticon I want to work on being kinder to myself.

I wrote a bit about it in my last post, so I'm not going to belabor it here. I'm kicking off a new happiness project, a la Gretchen Rubin. I'll reboot the other blog tomorrow. The theme for January is "self-care."

emoticon The other goals can be summed up in something I've decided to call "The Year of Less."

I want to focus less on accumulating things. I want to spend less. I want to be attentive to needs vs. wants. I want to reduce clutter. I want to complain less. I want to waste less. (Time as well as money) I want to look more into what is important. Faith. Growth. Relationships.

Something awesome is just around the corner... Can you feel it?


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JACKIE4019 12/31/2012 4:47PM

    You have made some lofty good goals. Good luck in 2013

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PRESBESS 12/31/2012 12:25PM

    You are looking ahead with a plan and positivity! Good for you. I hope 2013 is an excellent year for you!
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BRENDAGAIL9 12/31/2012 11:11AM

    I, too, am working on having less. I tend to be a packrat but since moving to a much smaller apartment that I can actually afford and have money left over, I am slowly weeding out. I bought myself a red Wolfgang Puck Immersion Blender with all the extras for Christmas and gave my blender to my neighbor. I did have two of them but gave one away to another neighbor a few months ago. I have an empty cupboard above the refrigerator now! It's hard to part with 'stuff' because there is always that little voice in the background saying "but I might need this someday, oh no!" But then when I give it away it is such a nice feeling when I get a big hug and thank you from the recipient. Plus I feel a little lighter.

Happy New Year!

Brenda
Chehalis, WA

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JMAGEE8871 12/31/2012 11:10AM

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WOUBBIE 12/31/2012 11:07AM

    Less is more, no?

"I do what many dream of all their lives,
—Dream? strive to do, and agonize to do,
And fail in doing. I could count twenty such
On twice your fingers, and not leave this town,
Who strive—you don’t know how the others strive
To paint a little thing like that you smeared
Carelessly passing with your robes afloat,—
Yet do much less, so much less, Someone says,
(I know his name, no matter)—so much less!
Well, less is more, Lucrezia..."

Robert Browning, "Andrea del Sarto"

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CHEFSOPHIE 12/31/2012 10:39AM

    Enjoy your New Year and all the possibilities. My hope is to live a simpler life's in 2013, and take time to enjoy each day.

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CC3833 12/31/2012 9:56AM

    Sounds like you have a plan! I am going to write a blog with specific details of my goals. I hear you on the 365 new days! I have never really felt this exciting feeling that you mentioned... But I do this year. 2013 feels different like I will have control over me this coming year. Look forward to keeping up with your journey!

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SWEDE_SU 12/31/2012 9:48AM

    i love your optimism and enthusiasm - have a wonderful happy 2013! emoticon

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EWL978 12/31/2012 9:45AM

    Best of luck, enjoy and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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