01 January 2011
Last night, I set out to draw up my list of resolutions for the New Year. Now I present to you the lessons I hope to learn in the next year...
1. Expectations of Others.
Over the holiday season, I realized that my expectations of others can be constraining at times. In the new year, I plan to let go of these expectations and just accept my circumstances as they are.
2. Forgiving and Forgetting.
I plan to recognize that forgiveness is important; however, there are times when forgiveness is not necessary. That being said, we must forget. Negotiating between forgiveness and forgetting will be an important lesson in the year to come.
3. Letting Go.
Yes, letting go is important both in my expectations of others, as well for forgetting and forgiving; however, letting go takes a slightly different form. I plan in the new year not to fuck things up with my desire to control everything around me. By letting go of control, I will attempt to relish all the moments in between.
4. Freedom from Technology.
No, I'm not going to say I won't use Facebook daily or I will only check my email once a day...but instead, I plan to utilize more boundaries around how much I allow technology to enter into my day. I'm not sure what form this will take, but I plan to create space and time in my day where I can turn off my phone or shut off the internet.
5. Champagne and Headbands.
In the new year, I plan to drink more champagne and get or make headbands for every occasion.