I don’t really make resolutions for the new year, because generally I find that if I fall off whatever wagon I’ve set myself up for, I become very dispirited. I prefer to be flexible and I believe that, so long as the trend is upwards, minor setbacks shouldn’t be taken too seriously. I’m trying to be less black and white.
However, I also think that if I don’t keep a track of myself, whole passages of time can just disappear and I’m left feeling that nothing much has been achieved. For example, I went back to learning French in the summer with the intention of being more fluent by the time a planned visit came around at Christmas time. Only I allowed my momentum to peter out and, by Christmas, I knew not very much more French than I had in the summer. In September, after a short period of feeling a few degrees under, I made plans to look after myself better, lose some weight, shape up a bit. By year end, I’m only 2kg lighter. I didn’t keep an eye on myself. This is how whole years can disappear in a blur as time passes ever faster and faster.
So with this thought in mind, I’m going to devote the blog to putting more Life In My Day. By that, I mean I want to do at least one life affirming thing every day and blog about as much of it as I can. Life affirming, by my definition, could mean anything from taking a big trip somewhere to taking a deep bubble bath when I’m freezing cold; from reading an amazing book to learning a new skill; from spending time with old friends to making new ones. And then writing about it.
Let’s see where 2013 takes us.