A New Year

We drove home on some pretty ugly roads yesterday.  And as we drove, G and I chatted about 2010 – how it compared to 2009 – the ups and downs.  Then he asked the dreaded question, “what’s your new year’s resolution? do you have one?”

I’m not a fan of resolutions. Why? Because resolutions disappear more often than they get accomplished.

I guess, as I told G, that if I want a theme for 2011 it will be balance.  I felt in 2009, I had it.  I felt like not one single thing dominated my life.  It wasn’t all work. It wasn’t all play. I had time for getting things done at home and getting in the exercise.  It all felt very effortless. It just flowed.

2010 was a good year.  There were more ups than downs. But, in certain areas, I lost some of my balance. I was working too much, not exercising enough. Not getting enough done at home, yet having a lot of fun.  There were certain areas I felt I had balance. A good balance between family time and friend time, for example.

In 2011, I want to find balance again.  Balance in all areas.  If that means letting go of certain things, then it means letting go.  I know I can’t do it all.  I guess I just want to make sure that I am focused on the right things – the important things – and they are all in balance again.

Even after I said it to G in the car, I kept hear Mr Miyagi yelling,
“You must find balance!!”

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Good luck with your goal.
    Balance is tricky. I must admit it’s not something I’m good at.

  2. Maggie says:

    That’s a good one, I think I could use a healthy dose of balance myself this year.

  3. Good luck with the finding balance. I have given up a lot of hope on finding balance unless I can clone myself.

  4. a great idea for all. even better that you head karate kid in your head. You are one awesome lady. Great post!

  5. Good luck with finding balance, it’s certainly an admirable goal!


  6. GoodWill says:

    Awesome – my wife and I had a very similar conversation. Her goal in life, not just this year – is to find balance. We tend to be all or none type of people, and it would be nice to find that balance.

    Here’s hoping we all find it.

  7. garbonzo says:

    Balance. No squish like grape!

  8. Aurore says:

    Finding balance is also something I will strive for this year. I have issues with resolutions but having a thought like this in mind is much more helpful.

    A Very Belated Happy New Year!

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