I love New Year…
It may even be my favorite holiday. Why?
It’s a time of possibility.
I love the excitement of Christmas with my young daughters, I love their birthdays, and even searching for Easter eggs hidden in flower patches that are just beginning to bloom, but New Year has a magic all its own.
New Year belongs to each of us and the potential for the New Year is limitless.
New Year is a more introspective holiday—a time for you to make some decisions for you. Many of us make those decisions as resolutions, i.e.: “Things I’m going to do better.” The yoga teacher in me always cringes when I hear people judge themselves so harshly; as I said in my blog this time last year, I really believe most of us are doing our best most of the time.
So we set goals. Good, goals can be more positive and specific than resolutions. To me, the best goals are journey-focused, rather than result orientated. Rather than the general resolution of “I’m going to get in shape this year,” goals can set you on a path, “I’m going to try a yoga class.” Even better: “I’m going to open my heart and my mind this year and see what happens…”
Okay, okay, it’s rather yogi of me. But it’s way more positive, right?
But what happens when you’re just…well…unsure what your goals should be?
I have that problem this year. Yes, I can definitely open my heart and mind more, and it’s not that everything is perfect in my life—LOL!—it’s not that I don’t need a heck of a lot of work in a lot of areas, and it’s certainly not that I don’t need self-improvement—forgive the double negatives and insert non-self-judgment here!
What I am is in a place of discovery, and I think you may be, too.
So, for this year, in addition to blogging about romance and things to love here on Nitty Gritty Romance, I’ll be taking a journey as a writer and as a person. For my writer friends, I’ll be trying new approaches and marketing tactics and reporting back on what works and what doesn’t—and why.
2018 is a year of possibility so let’s not confine it to a few things on a list. 2018 is a year of potentiality and discovery and let’s take this journey together! I sincerely hope you’ll join me!