Are you one of those people who makes New Year's resolutions? If so, are they easy, attainable? Or are they a pipe dream, something that will probably never happen? Either way, are you able to achieve them or do you give up a few weeks/months in?
Most of society has made a resolution to lose weight, exercise, and eat healthier this year. I will not be one of them. I already enjoy an active life-style, don't need to lose any weight, and do not need to overhaul my diet. So, what resolution did I make then?
Sitting across the table from several of my relatives, this past holiday season, opened my eyes to what I need to work on this year. I can get in the best shape of my life, but it really means nothing if I can't share it with those I love. I realized that I have let some important relationships shrivel up. I felt somewhat alone and out of the loop. There are many things that I could have talked about, but all I felt was awkward. Very awkward. The words did not come and I am left feeling ashamed that I had lost touch with members of my family.
My focus in 2012 will be spent on repairing relationships that I have let go. It's time to take action. I can change this, even though, I am not quite sure how to go about it. Baby steps, I imagine. I don't think it will be easy, but it's definitely worth my time. Besides, if I can figure out how to ride a bike for 24hrs, I can figure this out too.
I wish you all a happy and healthy 2012. You have the power to make it an awesome year. So, do it.