posted by Laurie Ryan
It’s that time of year again. Time to reflect on what 2011 was like and decide what 2012 holds in store for us. I try hard to not reflect too much on the past, because when I do, I tend to see my mistakes instead of my accomplishments. Is that normal or just me? 🙂
I do take some time to decide what I want for each new year, though. I don’t believe that fate runs our lives. It has a hand in it, but we also have a chance to rise above fate’s plans. I don’t want to wax too philosophic, so I’ll just say that I know I have control of how I handle the peaks and valleys fate tosses my way.
To that end, I look at how I reacted to life over the past year and try to improve on that in the new year. I have a few solid, reachable goals, like leading a healthier lifestyle, increasing my published booklist, and being mindful of expenses. Beyond that, though, I’d like to reach a point where I don’t let the surprises get to me. I’m a plotter, both in writing and life. My lists have lists. So I don’t generally deal with the unexpected well. My resolutions, then, will include trying to “roll with the punches” better.
How about you? Have you made any resolutions? Are you plotting out your goals for the year or will you charge ahead and embrace life as it comes? Whether you’re a “plotter” or a “pantser”, I hope it’s a safe, healthy, and prosperous new year for each of you!
Happy New Year!