First of all, I must apologize for not writing for the past few weeks.
I have been struggling to find words. The right words.
My emotions have been all over the place. I have been pretty down. Just not feeling myself. Although, I must admit that I haven't been myself for months now.
And I haven't felt like writing. I did not even want to open Blogger anymore.
But I miss it. And I miss connecting more with you, my readers.
So, here I am.
Back for 2013.
And hopefully, this year will be good.
I know it will have it's ups and downs.
But I need to make some changes and face things head on.
Here are a few goals I have for the year:
1. Be Present
Spend more time with my family and friends. And spend less time connected. This is going to be tough for me. I always feel like I need research something on the Internet. It is the librarian in me. I also feel like I am missing out on something if I don't check in somewhere online for a while. But yet when I am away from my gadgets, I love it. So, I am going to try to be more in the here and now. And enjoy the moments.
2. Be Kind
I have this idea that at least once or twice a month my kids and I will do some random acts of kindness to strangers in our community. I hope to chronicle it here on my blog. But generally, I want to be more kind to everyone I know. I especially need to be kinder to myself. In my thoughts and in my words.
3. Take Care of Me
I am not the best at taking care of myself. This year that is going to change. I need to start getting better sleep. I need to start exercising. I need to get myself out of this depression and anxiety hole that I am in living in. I have made a small step by joining a book club with a few of my friends. The club is focusing on studying one book at the moment and the book is called "The Chemistry of Joy." It details ways to overcome depression by combining Western Science with Eastern Wisdom. I am looking forward to learning from the book as well as the group. The first thing our book club leader wants us to do - besides read six chapters - is to create a vision board. I have never done this before and I am quite excited to tackle it. Wish me luck!
4. Try Something New
Whether it be a new exercise, new food, something fun, or something scary. I need to push myself and put myself out there more. I need to stop making excuses and start making changes. For the better. And have some fun while doing it.
5. Visit a Place I Have Never Been
I put this one here to add some fun into the mix. It may never come to fruition but who knows. Maybe it will. I would ideally like it to be somewhere far away but if it is closer to home, so be it. Beggars can't be choosers.
There you have it folks. My goals for the year. Have you made a list of goals for 2013?