Brand New

29 12 2009

The end of the year approaches and with it the thoughts, purpose and desires to make it better than the last. New year resolutions are ancient traditions we have tried to practice year after year. I say try because sometimes we fail to accomplish everything we set out to do. I think is has to do with looking at our circumstances realistically and not measuring our commitments accurately, it happen to me many times.

I believe all of us have changed tremendously in the past few years, our hard economic situations has brought us back to the basics and many are starting all over again. We have learned what is truly important and dispose of what is not. We are concentrating our energy in learning more about ourselves and what we are really supposed to do in life. We are finding new meaning and value in the gifts God has given us and are utilizing them for our benefit. We are more aware of our surroundings and what is going on in this world in order to find the flow we should go this time around and survive.

This year my whole life changed and I’ve been on a completely new terrain that God set before me. For a while I did not know in which capacity I would be able to contribute in the regular work force; all I knew what to do was to raise a family, teach my kids, write and work from home. I had no worries. When the storm came all of that changed in a flash and it was obvious my life would never be the same even if I wanted to. Change is the word of the present moment and one I am trying to get accustomed to since I have been so used to stability. I have to admit it is scary at times but as the time goes by I realize it is a necessary evil in order to move forward. It is not easy to change outlooks and habits, it is painful at times. If I am learning something this year is to go more with my intuition, looking back I noticed how many times I ignored it and that is the reason why so many of my heartaches spring forth. I know I’m not the only one who does this, most of us think that those things are childish and that you only do it when you are young and have no responsibilities, at least I did. We should not change so dramatically when we decide to share our life with someone else, there is no need to recreate something that was real. There should always be a mutual respect and admiration for who we are and what we stand for and encourage the other to grow in all directions in order to accomplish a common goal with gladness.

In 2010 I know there will be a lot of stretching, fine tuning and adjusting, it already began. It will be a year to face fears, to take risks and chances, to embrace who I truly am and love it. It will be a chance to be innocent again without the thought that is childish. It will be a year to be true to myself and not try to tone down who I am to please anyone. It will the year that if someone loves me will embrace me just the way I am, without being ashamed or threaten by it.

How do you think your 2010 would look like? What changes are you going to make?

I wish all of you a great 2010, one that shines beyond your imagination!!

New Year Resolutions

6 01 2008

What good are they, really? How many times have you propose yourself to do something but never did it? How many of your last year’s resolutions became a reality?

Last year I had a few resolutions but life threw me a curve preventing me from accomplishing most of them. I chose the most important and with God’s help I accomplished them the best I could. Since I don’t think I have all the time in the world to get my resolutions done I’m taking it slow this year. I’m getting a feel for what is going on around me and those I love; everything will have to flow out of that.

My work is what keeps me sane; my writing and marketing. I will add at least two more activities on my agenda in order to continue growing in my writing career but I want to be careful not to upset the balance I’ve created so far. I tend to get so creative and want to do so much that sometimes I’m overwhelmed.

New year resolutions are good to lay out a map of where we want to be after a certain amount of time. I personally don’t want to feel pressured to finish if life kind of gets on the way. Prioritizing resolutions come in handy in this regard. When you are in the situation that you realize you’ll need more time to make your resolution a reality you can move it down the list and concentrate on what’s achievable instead. We tend to think that we can do a lot when in reality there is only a few things we can do if we want to do them right. Most of the time it’s because we underestimate the amount of work and time it will take to make a resolution a reality, we just need to be flexible and don’t get discouraged.

I like to choose a maximum of 5 things I would like to accomplish in a new year and most of the time I only accomplish about 3, the other 2 are somewhere in progress. As long as I’m moving forward and accomplishing some of my goals I’m satisfied.