Friday, January 01, 2016

Well will you look at that - an obligatory end of year overview, tidings and reso - reso - R - E - S - O - lutions...

2015 was a bizarre year for us.  A lot of life doesn't get blogged about because it is the minutae of getting by.  A lot of life doesn't get blogged about because it is personal.  A lot of life doesn't get blogged because it is boring...

 We started the year on the other side of the world and it was strange -

- then we came home January and it was stranger...

February we embarked upon strange new routines... (unblogged was a rather tough go-round in circles of medical hell for another)

March saw us all climb a few mountains (and probably rolled down a few slopes)...

April was another interesting month (and in unbloggable news, V got kneecapped by an expert!)

May and June will forever remain mysterious, as they were completely uninspiring.  They were there.  We got through.

July and the long run downhill at the end of the year began.  I even blogged it.



October and I got along a little better.  Of course, that is all relative...

November started to tune up the "busy" in our lives...

And December - well, it was good all told, but the fact that it was still officially in 2015 was its main drawback.

But - I just saw the fireworks for 2016 - and 2016 is going to be a better year.

None of that pithy little "I don't do resolutions" BS - its reload and get out there territory here!

To achieve this, I am definitely toning up a few things (including muscles).

Attitudes are going to change.  Life is going to be better.   Eat better, sleep better, be more conscious and less anxious.

Try not to sweat the small stuff but maybe break a sweat working on the larger me.

Value time better - and make it matter.

Value friends and family better.

Value me.

Be more present.  Step up (which is different to "volunteer for everything").

Think more.    Thank more.

How is 2016 going to be different for you?


Kelly said...

At some point in life I switched from resolutions to goals. Now I seldom do that. I have committed to some reading "challenges", but for the most part, I just want to take each day as it comes. Sometimes that's enough in itself.

jeanie said...

I like that attitude - frankly, I am happy to be in days that end with a "16"!