In short, I have a feeling that the following sentence is going to take up much of 2011,
January 1, 2011
"How did I get so lucky?"
I'm excited for the year ahead, and have decided upon simple resolutions: Live joyfully, worry less, be brave. That is my mantra.
As it turns out, I have had this weekend all to myself. It's been quite refreshing, actually. I spent one full day sick on the couch, sniffling to myself and watching entirely too many medical mystery shows on TV. (Which is not actually a good idea when you are ill, folks.) I spent half a day reorganizing the duplex after taking down all the Christmas decorations. I spent another half a day feeling like I should really be doing something beneficial, but ended up allowing myself to just order a pizza and get lost in a movie (or two).
Sometimes a girl just needs a weekend to lounge around without a care in the world.
Mostly, I've just been wondering about the year ahead. I have absolute confidence in the greatness it holds for me, and I don't know if I've ever felt this way on a New Year. Usually my thoughts are all wrapped up with how I need to make myself a better person, make my life more beneficial, make my body more "ideal". But this year? It's all about embracing the moment. Embracing each day, each high (and low), each relationship, each lesson, each success (and failure).
As busy as life has been, I haven't been able to take part in the #reverb10 revolution this year, but I definitely did a lot of thinking about the one word that should describe 2011. And in writing this post, I finally figured out what it should be: embrace.
I am quite ready for everything the year ahead holds. Which makes me happy. Simple as that.