Time flies…

Didn’t we just do this, like, yesterday?

Well, here we are again, another New Year’s Eve has sneaked* up on me!

2015 went by before I really got used to it. It seems that each year goes by faster and faster, and although I’m pleased with where I am, I’ve still taken a moment to reflect on everything that has gone on in what feels like the month of 2015. With this reflection, I was able to see a few things I would like to do differently, so I’ve come up with a list of “Hopefuls for 2016”. I’m not calling them resolutions because I do not stick with those. I might make it a week, if I’m lucky.

Hopefuls for 2016

  • Be more in the moment
  • Write more
  • Read more
  • Give more
  • Spend less

They may seem a little vague, but they work for me – as I have the details in my mind. I spend a lot of time taking pictures, or posting on some form of social media, when I should be paying attention to what is going on in the moment. I can still take the pictures, but they do not have to be posted at that moment, posting them later will not make them any less important to the people who I’m posting them for, nor will it change anything about the moments that are captured on film. Not posting about them right then, however, might mean I have more joy in that moment. I might even bring more to the experience, if I actually, you know, experience it.

I think the others are relatively self explanatory.  I want to write more in my blogs, I have several, but I also want to write more, period. I also have a to be read list, that is long enough to last me through 4 lifetimes, and yet it is growing, not shrinking.

So, with my hopefuls in place, I’m ready to start 2016. I will spend tonight with friends, I will spend my morning laying around watching my new obsession** with the loves of my life***, and practice the are of just being.

May each and every one of you have a blessed new year!

*typically I would say ‘snuck’ but apparently that isn’t the standard
**
You’re the Worst
***there are two, my husband and our dog, Chaucer

 

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