Tuesday, January 3, 2012

New Years Resolutions

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.


  1. It's really easy for that to happen. Hopefully those baby steps lead to a much richer relationship with those family members.

  2. I agree very much with what you are saying I too have let family become so distant that it is almost uncomfortable just to talk to them. my goals are not unreachable by any means but I would be disappointed if I fail at them. I think my largest goal for 2012 is to find steady full time work then make riding my second most important goal for the year. I want to ride as often as possible, attend local races. Among many other things..