Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year's Introspection

Well, as always, this week between Christmas and New Year's is my FAVORITE week of the year. It's the week of my dear husband's birthday, and also, the week I start contemplating a brand new year. New goals . . . . new possibilities. How exciting!

The photo remins me to clap for myself and others and be grateful for what I've achieved.

Usually I try to come up with a word/theme to guide the year, but I'm giving that up this year. Instead, I have created a few reachable, doable goals that will be fluid with my life and will evolve as my year does. I've included three goals and three affirmations and am carrying them around on a small index card in my purse. I am recopying, and meditating as well as visualizing myself achieving these goals each day during my meditation time. That's my plan anyway, and I've successfully been doing it for the past two weeks to test the plan out to make sure it works.

Last year, 2011, was crazy and unexpected in mostly good and just a few bad ways. I LOVE my new job and am making good headway with it. I liked my old job a lot and was so worried that I'd made a crazy decision by changing jobs in the middle of a bad recession and especially when that change involved an initial pay cut, but gues what? Surprise, it was a really good move. I'm meeting my sales goals at work and loving what I do. I'm still not making quite as much income-wise as I did at my old job, but it's all going to work and eventually, I hope the money will follow.

On the other hand, Bob's career has involved long distance back and forth much of the time. I really miss having my husband home all the time - but we are working our way into a better situation where we can balance being together and apart -- while still keeping our careers and home life as balanced as possible. He's now able to telecommute much more, so hopefully it will be easier. I think we're doing as well as can be expected given the odd career ride we've both had the last few years.

Holding it together is important - and we've done that. So in many ways, 2011 feels like a year where we made good with whatever was thrown our way.

I've given up even GUESSING what 2012 might hold, who knows? But instead my focus is going to be on doing the best I can with whatever comes my way.

How about you?


Elysbeth said...

Given how 2011 went I am looking forward to the Mayan Apocolyapse and Zombie Mayhem. It's got to be an improvement ;)

No, seriously, wishing all of us a great 2012. All we can do is swing at what's pitched.

Gypsy said...

I have a serious ? for you on a knitting pattern I am working on that you have completed.
How can we contact w/o spam all over the place?
btw - I am in Mo. also - 65801
Hope to hear from you soon, I dont want to rip out row after row after row.........

ChelleC said...

Gypsy, I can't reply via email because I don't have your email address and your link doesn't go to one. But mine is Chelle C number 100 at yahoo dot com . . . if you need pattern assistance. Hope I can help. I don't know which project you need help with. I am Chelle C on Ravelry if you prefer to reach me there.