The new year brings re-focus, shiny months stretching out before me, just waiting to be filled with accomplishment.
My list is long.
It’s good, on January 31, to be on the other side of holiday travel and time away, to be caught up with my back-log at work, ready to re-engage.
It’s a familiar process, one I repeat often in my digital life.
Now in my seventh year of blogging, I no longer feel defeated by the gaps in posting, by my lapses of creativity.
I’m just happy to be here, thinking, reading, writing, doing my bit.
This year I’m planning another book, looking forward to the energy and the push that comes from the writing, the burst of words spilling onto the screen.
That’s the gift of the beginning of the year, looking ahead, planning it out, putting dates on the calendar…deadline dates, vacation dates, family trips and events.
Time isn’t promised to anyone. But we expect it, we hope for it, we plan for it. We hunger for it.
I’m hungry, eager for the coming year…for the time I’ll spend with family, for the long days of work and fulfillment.
What about you? What have you planned for the coming year? Will this be your time to thrive, to fulfill a promise you made to yourself, or someone else? Will you stretch yourself and be a bigger, better version of you on December 31?
What gifts will the year bring to you? And what will you give in return?