It's that time again...the old year retiring and the new year ready to begin...the time when I start to contemplate. What do I want out of 2010? Some things are already written...All of my children will reach important milestones this year. Talia will turn 3, go to preschool, and make that jump from toddler to pre-schooler. I can already see the signs, she's progressing very quickly. Alec will turn 8, make the decision to be baptized, and start Cub Scouts. Kyle will start Boy Scouts, and at the end of the year, turn 12, receive the priesthood, leave Primary behind. Cole and I will celebrate our 15th Wedding anniversary this summer. I celebrate 10 years at my current job.
As I contemplate the milestones ahead of me, I also have to focus on what I want to accomplish this year. As I have said in the past, I don't make New Years Resolutions. I prefer to make goals and aspirations for the coming 365 days. I spent some time last night going through last years journal/calendar. Transferring birthdays and important dates. Reminding myself of the milestones of last year. I spent some very relaxing time coloring in some of the pictures in my new journal/calendar, to add color and beauty to something that's turned into such a wonderful tool for personal growth. I was pleased to note, as I went through the goals and aspirations I made last year, that I had accomplished many of them, and had made very good progress on most of the rest. There were a few things that became obsolete due to events, and 1 or two goals that were abandoned due to a change in interests or priorities.
Last year, my state of mind chose Karma as my personal banner...remembering to live my life in a positive way. I believe that the energies that surround us are infinite, and as you live you choose your path. My year of living "Karmic" has only emphasized that. I plan to continue the path of Karma, however, this year I will also focus more on the Journey.
I will indulge in my own private rituals to ring in the new year tonight. I will also spend time with my husband and children, who are everything.
May your new year be bright with possiblities, and may peace and happiness fill your world!