A New Year and a New Me?

In this long but short life of mine, I have to admit it feels a bit like a record as we finish one year and begin the next. This is probably the 3rd or maybe even 4th year that I am writing a blog about New Year’s Day and what the next year holds for me or even all of us.

Strange enough, I recently attended a children’s mass where the priest calls the children up to go over the gospel reading. Through his homily (or review of the reading) he spoke about each of us being a new us. Not so much within the New Year but just as we aim to better people. Well, it gave me food for thought as I contemplated whether I wanted another year and a bunch of half-finished New Year’s resolutions. I decided I didn’t.

So here is my thoughts as far as 2015 goes and perhaps every other year after that. I just want to be a better person and live my life to a better degree. I’m not aiming to write books or be a manager in 2015. I just want to write more and work smarter. I’m not aiming to lose weight or try juicing, I just want to be healthier. I’m not aiming to complete so many volunteer days, I just want to be more generous and more impactful to those around me. Sure I’m going broader and vaguer in my missions but the specificity can come as I go along. I’ve just come to the realization that a lot of times we quit early on because we aren’t meeting our “prescriptive” paths quick enough or exact enough, but I would ask what is important? Is it more important to check of the list or to grow as a person? I’m choosing the latter and this is my way of doing it. We’ll see how it goes.

Happy Writing this week and Happy New Year to you all!

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