January 07, 2015

Running wild and starting fresh


I'm a sucker for fresh starts. Any opportunity that can be turned into a chance for one, I'll take it and run with it. And by running with it, I mean you'll find me waving it wildly over my head and careening in a haphazard near-sprint while getting red in the face.

I get really, really into them.

All of the optimistic hope and sheer potential in fresh starts get me excited. I love grappling with and reflecting on the past, sifting through it to see what's coming with me and what's staying behind.  I love looking forward. This is the fun part. The part where you really can't see anything but your imagination can run wild with all the possibilities.

This year it all feels a little different.

There are a few things I'd like to accomplish. A couple others are better filed away as traits I'd like to foster and fashion. Like continuing to be okay with leaving my cellphone at home or in another room. Or focusing all of my attention on whatever I'm doing in that moment rather than letting my mind careen wildly. I'm practicing worrying a little less and going with the flow a little more. Embracing what I love and acknowledging it without shame. Adding more of the good stuff in with the exception of it squeezing the less-than-stellar stuff out.

It's less of a list and more of a lifestyle. One with a little extra room in the sides.


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