Am reposting this because, really, the same goes for 2013!
Having said that… this year I also wish for the endurance to complete the rollercoaster ride the next 12 months promise to be; I wish that I make it through in one (spiritual, emotional, mental and physical!) piece.
2013 is already looking like a time for many (life-changing) changes….
I’m looking forward to the ride!
As a child (encouraged by my parents), every New Year I’d make long lists of things I planned to do to improve myself during the year. For the most part, the list-making was an exercise in futility, for my resolve would last the first four days of the year at most (and that was in a good year!). I must not have taken the ritual too seriously, though, since my self-esteem seems to have survived the trauma of such concentrated failure at such a young age.
As I got older, I had enough sense to shorten those lists, first to ten, then to seven, then to three items. One year, I made only one resolution: To make no resolutions. Of course that’s the only year I ever succeeded in maintaining my resolve for the 12 months.
These days, I don’t bother too much about composing the NYR list. If there’s…
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