Let's imagine that Henry is contemplating his 2013 goals...
So many things I'd like to do, and regardless of a new year, a new month, week, day...I always have this feeling like I can always do it and try and start again. But yet somehow, sometimes, I get stuck in my old ways and habits. Not a bad thing by any means to continue on (if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right?) but while reflecting on the past year I have had this feeling that maybe I could have shaken things up a bit, done some more exciting things, branched out and stretched my wings.
Today on a walk Hank and I talked a lot about the next 12 months. He is a goal-oriented person and it always inspires me to hear about other peoples' goals, especially when it's my people. We talked and thought and walked and talked, and at the end of the whole thing I really came to the conclusion that this next year I want to focus on joy in my everyday. Isn't that simple? I want to adventure more and see more, try new things and break out of my regular old ways of doing things. Nothing crazy. Nothing too out there. But we made a deal to go on one adventure a month. 12 days of new things with our little family, 12 days of shaking off the dust of our get up, get going, do basically the same thing most days, to do something totally different. So that's what we shall do. 12 months, 12 days of adventures.
And then of course there's other things I need to focus on. Meal-planning and the like. Making better use of me-time. Reading just a little bit more. Blog stuff too, of course. Here I'll be working on my photography and capturing our days, on getting my thoughts down and sharing them, rather than just keeping them in my paper journal. So much belongs there, but I think I can share more here too. I want to tell more of our story, our little life and the things we do.
I'm excited about so much, and I think regardless of the year moving ahead I'd feel this way. 2013 just has a nice ring to it, don't you think?