New Year’s Eve has always been a time for looking back to the past, and more importantly, forward to the coming year. With the end of this year almost upon us, as most of us traditionally do, I’ve spent some time reflecting and thinking about my resolutions. I feel good for the most part, as I jump into 2008, because I have accomplished so many of the things that I set out to do in the past year. For perhaps the first time, I feel ok about where I’m at. I am poised to jump into this next phase of my career, something which I know is going to be life changing. 2007 is the year that the pieces in the puzzle of my life have started to come together. I can finally see the big picture, and I’m happy with the progress.
One of the major things I would like to resolve to do differently going into 2008, is to strengthen my ability to just brush things off. I need to stop letting people walk all over me. I have such a strong tendency to take things personally. It’s my nature to want to please people all the time. What I need to realize though, is that there are some people out there who just have horns for an aura. I need to remember that not everybody is going to like me or agree with me all the time. Plus, some people are just mean, or insecure and volatile. I need to learn how to stop internalizing that negativity.
I have many goals with regards to my career and this spanking new role that I am set to take on. My stomach is full of crazy butterflies. I feel like I’m walking blindfolded into an unknown world. I’m going to be travelling a ton, and will be facing a whole pile of new challenges. As a control freak, I hate not knowing EXACTLY what I’m in for. Thank God the powers that be have so much faith in my ability to nail this, cause at the moment, I am terrified. I am resolving to bound into this with great intentions, my strong work ethic and an open mind.
Another resolution on my list is to write in my journal more. There was a time when I made it a priority to reflect and put pen to paper daily. These days, I get caught up and busy. I find that the more I blog, the less inclined I seem to be to journal. It’s a different kind of writing though. I can’t be as free as I am in my journal anywhere else. To some degree, I censor what I put out there in this forum. I want to get back to writing in my journal, becaue in the past it has been a great means of catharsis for me.
My other major resolution is to start cooking for myself more. Since I moved into my own place, I have found that I enjoy being in the kitchen more; maybe because it’s my kitchen. I think in the new year, I’ll take some classes and continue to improve my abilities.
I came across a list of tips at MyGoals.com to help you create better New Year’s resolutions. I think it’s worth checking out.
I still haven’t decided what I’m going to do tomorrow night. I have to go into the office on the first to finish setting up our showroom and get everything organized for next week so that kind of limits my options. I suppose I still have another day to figure it out.
What are your New Year’s Resolutions?