I've been neglecting my blog like I have been neglecting responsibility (I'm on vacation) and running (I have no good excuse, I just haven't done it). I don't mean to be neglecting, but there's just been so much real life going on that posting on a blog that doesn't really garner much attention hasn't been priority.
With the new year approaching, I am noticing so many people claiming to make resolutions for 2012. I wonder how many of these resolutions will actually be completed? If you've ever accomplished a resolution, I'd love to hear about it. I'm just not that big on resolutions, because I think that while a calendar year is a convenient time to restart a hobby or try something new, usually people give up and revert back to their old ways before January is even over.
A friend of mine decided that instead of making resolutions, she is going to make suggestions. Awesome. (You should read it, because it's actually funny and relevant all at once.)
Maybe, instead of making resolutions for just one year, we should make those bucket lists (and actually I hate that term so I will just say a things-to-do-in-this-life list) and try to cross things off them. Then it's not a one-year-only goal, it's an all-time goal and we should be thinking big and trying to accomplish great things all the time, not just in January.
So if I want to go to France (and lots of Europe, actually), and I want to play my flute again, and I want to learn new languages (plural), and I want to be a better knitter, and I want to run that marathon, and I want to expand my horizons... I shouldn't wait til December 31 or January 1 to decide.
The new year might make you think about things because another year has gone by and you haven't accomplished things you wanted to accomplish, but January 1 won't change that. You getting the motivation and desire and passion to pursue those things will make them happen.
From this day forward, go for it. And not just because it's December 30.