Monday, January 2, 2012

What's ahead in 2012?

"Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity." ~Gilda Radner

Happy New Year to you (and you, and you, and you)! 

How did you welcome in 2012? Snap, crackle, pop? Friends and family? Party or prayer? I had a quiet night - family and prayer and an interesting book and a movie I love. Thoughts of intentions and possible-resolutions and what I want in the year ahead. 

What do I want? 

This is the second year I'm welcoming in with the blog - am amazed and proud that I've kept it up thus far. Skimming through posts tonight to see how I've changed or grown (have I changed? have I grown? I think so): the very first post, the last post of 2010, the 'Happy New Year!' post of 2011 (as compared to the grumpy first post of 2011). My thoughts flow easier through my fingers than my mouth. 

I think 2011 was a good year for me. I'm happier with myself. More content, more accepting, more understanding. Perhaps it's age? Perhaps it's experience? Who I am now is different from who I was yesterday or a year ago or 10 years ago. I'm happier with myself though there are still moments of crazy and moments of doubt but... well, I'm human aren't I? It was a good year. I tried new things, visited new places, made new friends. I finally finished the MBA (yes - it didn't take very long but in my mind it was taking *forever*). I paid off some major bills. Overall, I'd just like to say that I rule. And that, apparently, I only cut my hair in late December-early January. 

There's a lot that's been happening in my country and in the world... and a lot that is still to happen. I read this article by Ira Mathur - it's somewhat heartbreaking and somewhat hopeful and represents to me exactly what is the issue with Trinidad and Tobago. There are protests happening all around the globe. I think we're in a time of accelerated change... discovery, transformation. It will be an interesting year.

What do you want for 2012? What thoughts and dreams would you like to bring into being? What do you want to change? What do you want to happen?

I always think that the beginning of the calendar year is a time for figuring out how one would like the year to unfold. 

What do you think?

All the best for 2012... peace, love, health and joy...



Anonymous said...

the question you have not asked, is what do you want to remain.

Unknown said...

Yes. That's a fairly important one to ask as well.