This is the moment of embarking.
All auspicious signs are in place.
In the beginning, all things are hopeful. We prepare ourselves to start anew. Though we may be intent on the magnificent journey ahead, all things are contained in this first moment; our optimism, our faith, our resolution, our innocence.
(More Deng Ming~Tao)
Almost every year I use this Tao quote to start off my year, because it is so full of hope.
This year I have only a few aspirations to get me through the upcoming year. Aspirations that will help me maintain my optimisms, faith and resolutions.
* Work less ~ I am way too tired all.the.time.
* Get re-aquainted with my hobbies and try not to make them become work.( I am famous for that if you haven't noticed.)
*Join 365 days of pictures so I can use my camera better.
*Address my back issues so I can get back to enjoying my daily walks.
* Find and enjoy the smaller things that one can see when they slow down long enough. (refer back to #1)
* Be better at responding to email.....I'm so bad, but sometimes it's just so overwhelming.
All in all, for me, this year it's about taking time for myself. Slowing life down to a more managable pace and taking care of my mind, my body and my spirit.
How about you......what are your aspirations for the new year?