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Starting A New Year

 Posted by on January 11, 2013 at 12:00
Jan 112013
 

Staff Blogger Kelli

Kelli

Is it really the year 2013 and we have yet to obtain George Jetson-type transportation? I just know it’s right around the corner. I’ve been waiting for the 21st century and now that I am living in the 21st century I am incredibly excited as each new year rolls around.

I love the new year.  Just say it out loud: “NEW year.” What I hear is NEW chances, NEW experiences and adventures, and NEW outlook and opportunities. New innovations and ideas! Starting a new year can be the catalyst for change and accomplishment. It’s a fresh breeze that blows the procrastination and disillusioned cobwebs from my brain. It gives me the ability to renew my commitment to being a better Kelli.

I make resolutions each year and I really mean them. In fact, in order to guarantee success I’ve been careful that I don’t make them about things that might be unattainable. Like if I want to say “this year I’m going to lose 50 pounds,” I’ll be realistic and say “I am going to lose three pounds a month.”  Sounds like a great goal, right?

I start out strong and then somewhere between January 20th and April 1st, appropriately known as April Fool’s Day, I lose my momentum. However, I don’t want to get ahead of myself. I want to revel in the moment of the new year. I’m not yet disillusioned and depressed. So for now I thrive on the magic and energy the new year provides. It somehow energizes my desire to be better, stronger and to live a more productive and full life.

Who doesn’t love a fresh start? Not everyone may view the new year as a fresh start. It’s in the middle of a school year, the dead of winter and it’s the recovery point after the hectic insanity of the previous two months of holidays. But, it’s all about refocusing your lens. Look at it for what it is. It’s the point of advancement. It’s another step towards actually flying your own hover craft to work one day. I’m waiting on the conveyer belt to be installed in my house.

Not only am I witnessing history, heck, I’m helping CREATE history! That doesn’t work for you? Here’s another way to refocus your new year’s lens.

2013 is like the beautifully wrapped gifts that teased my children for weeks. The wonderment, the anticipation, and the excitement were almost too much for some of them. 2013 is just like that for me. Wrapped up with dazzle, glitz and pizazz! It’s waiting patiently for me to begin unwrapping it one day at a time.

2012 is in the can. Done, over, kicked to the curb. I can reminisce and remember the beautiful moments it brought, and I can carefully check the wounds and scars it caused to see how they are healing, but 2013 hasn’t hurt my feelings at all, not yet!

I am the master of this year and I will it to follow my commands. I know that April Fool’s Day is closer than I want to admit, but this year… Yes, I feel it in my bones. I think it could be this year. It’s 2013 that breaks the barrier and I am going to steer my ship right on into May and June!

 

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