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!!”