Friday, December 30, 2011
New Year Musings
I'm borrowing this Fill In the Blank Friday from my friend, Kallay. If you're not already reading her, you should...she is a barrel of laughs wrapped in a heart of gold. Or something like that.
1. New Year’s is a breath of fresh air, a randomly chosen time of new beginnings, hopes, and dreams. It's interesting that New Year's isn't on the first day of Spring, when you would think "new growth" and "new beginnings." Then again, I don't understand the decision behind fiscal years and having them start in October, so maybe logical timing isn't the key here.
2. One of my New Year’s resolutions will be...I'm not sure. There are many things I could improve in my life...my efficiency, my study habits, my reading habits, my organization, time spent with family and friends...wait, what am I saying?
Bill Watterson really nailed New Year's, didn't he?
3. A New Year’s resolution (goal) I’ve made in the past was to read 100 books in a year. I more than made that goal. This year was 50, and I'm at 41, so I may or may not make it.
4. The most time consuming resolution (goal) I ever made was I honestly can't remember. Possibly becoming organized, because I'm still working on it. I believe that goal was made when I was 14.
5. This year I will be spending New Year’s Eve with the kiddos and the hubs. We have nothing particularly earth-shaking planned.
6. If I could wish one thing for my new year it would be peace. I'd like to feel at peace with my decisions, and with how life is playing out.
7. 2012 is going to be a year of love, and a year of loss. A year of hope, and a year of despair. A year of growth, and a year of death. A year that holds the best of times, and the worst of times, as Dickens so aptly put it. No year is particularly different from another across the board, although events mark them differently for each of us. I wish everyone a year of blessings and joy to leaven the sadness and hardships we all face. Happy New Year!