For the past month, our house has been in “back-to-school” mode. With two elementary age girls, it would be easy to blame this on kindergarten or third grade. But the truth is, I have always felt September to be the beginning of something.
Perhaps it’s the newly sharpened #2 pencils in a brightly colored box, a closet brimming with clothes, tags still attached, or the excitement of meeting a new teacher, but there’s something fresh about September. It’s a month filled with possibility and the cool, crisp breath of change.
That’s why I’m making my New Year resolutions now. Why wait until the depths of winter, when I’m feeling dulled by too many cookies, standing rib roasts and, well, more cookies? I don’t want the agent of change in my life to be imbalance, guilt and the need to detox. Rather, I’ve chosen to let the energy of this season, this shiny, promising time, fuel my vision for the small changes and big pitcure that I’m cooking up.
What’s even better, if I get started on my renovations now, I have three whole months to put them to work before the end of the year. Sure, there’s going to be some tweaking, but such is life.
Among the changes on my horizon are:
- an editorial calendar
- written goals
- regular exercise (is any list of resolutions complete without this one?)
I feel unabashedly hopeful about my plan! I’ll update you on my progress next month.
In the meantime, tell me…if you were to write your New Year resolutions today, what would they look like?