I’ll be honest: I rarely keep my resolutions past mid-February. I’m not one who’s easily defeated, though, which is why I’m looking forward to a new approach in 2007. Namely, I’ll be rockin’ the new year around a theme.
I’ve co-opted the theme of last year’s Rose Parade, “It’s Magical.” Yes, I’m serious, so please stifle that urge to laugh and roll your eyes!
I know, I know. It’ll take more than a magic wand and a liberal sprinkling of pixie dust to make my dreams for 2007 come true. I’m nothing if not practical. But this theme suits the wide-eyed, generally optimistic outlook I have about life. Also, I’m thinking it’ll help provide balance for my analytical tendencies. And corny as it seems, it’s a good reminder to whistle while I work. Metaphorically speaking, of course.
I’m partnering my creative-minded theme with a left-brained plan. I’ll call it a parade route, just to keep that metaphor rolling. I’ve written out a few fitness goals (I can easily fit back into those size-4 Sevens by late spring), and I’m ready to tackle my organization-related objectives (a decluttered office…no more wishful thinking). My highest priority is being a loving mother, wife, and friend, but selling my first book would rank among the most magical accomplishments of all.
Happy New Year’s Eve!* I wish for you a New Year that’s happy, healthy, peace-filled, and magical.
(*Pour yourself a glass of bubbly, then drop off your predictions for 2007 here.)