In 2013, Resolving Myself To The Chaos
I think we can all agree that 2012 didn’t turn out anything like we thought it would.
Whether you’re republican or democrat, rich or poor, gay or straight the last twelve months have thrown us all a couple of curve balls. We never could have imagined exactly where we would be today when we set those resolutions on January 1, 2012.
In that spirit, I am taking 2013 to make a new type of resolution. I resolve not set goals for what I want the year to be but to be more appreciative of the journey, itself. In essence, I am resolving myself to the chaos rather than a specific aspirational goal.
I’m tired of making resolutions that don’t take into account that life changes. In fact, I not only want to anticipate those changes but I want to learn more from them than I would if life stood still.
I want to spread gratitude for the chance to be a part of those changes and to be a part of something bigger than myself. I want to give back to the people that enrich my life and allow me to be a part of a support network that helps us help each other manage those changes.
Sure, it might sound like I am getting wrapped up in the changing of the year and even waxing a little philosophical. The fact is though that there’s only one way to break a resolution to roll with the punches and that’s to quit.
I’m not sure about you but quitting isn’t on the menu, particularly after what we’ve been through in 2012.
Happy New Year, everyone and may all your resolutions be unbreakable!