Happy 2010 to you all!
I can tell this by how empty my gym was over the weekend! :)
So, here we are. A new year. Which means for some of us, a new outlook.
I've never really been one to measure my life by years, meaning I've never said, "2009 was awful. I hope 2010 is awesome." There were parts of 2009 that were awful, and parts of it that were awesome. Therefore, I generally feel the same way about the turn of a new year. It doesn't mean that I needed to wait until January 1st to begin making adjustments/changes.
But the symbolism of a new year is great. It gives you that chance to begin anew. A fresh start...
I hear some of my friends talk about their Resolutions for 2010, and the skeptic in me wants to say, "Yeah, right...I give that 2 weeks tops!", or "Why attempt something that we all know is NEVER going to happen...?"
But you know what...I love the optimism. I love seeing that people have the WANT or the desire to make positive changes, and to become a better person, even if they don't follow through with it.
It's nice to see that side of people. So, for their sake I hope they succeed! I hope you ALL succeed in your goals.
I wouldn't necessarily say that I have specific resolutions, but I do want to overall just become a better person.
At the risk of sounding like a cheesy self-improvement guru, I really want to focus on being more compassionate. I want to love others with a more natural reaction, getting to a point where it is my natural instinct.
I want to judge less.
I want to 'feel' more.
I want to surround myself with good, like-minded, quality people.
I want to become as healthy as I can...physically, mentally and emotionally.
I want to practice more humility.
I want to be more generous.
I want to be honest.
But most of all:
I will let go of who I thought I was, to discover & embrace who I really am.
I wish all of you a VERY HAPPY 2010, filled with love, hope and many new friendships!