New Year! New You? Well, let's hope so! I guess the older you get, the more your wishes for the New Year change. Notice I didn't say resolutions???!!! I don't do them. For more years than I care to remember, losing weight, of course is at the top of my list. But, this year, hell yes I want to lose weight. But, I am trying a different approach.......
I have noticed in my wise old age of 44 that as we get older, and especially as our children get older, time seems to fly by. I touched on this a bit in my last post. But, this year, I am making "slow and steady" my approach. We always tend to "wish" our lives away and when we do, mostly what we get is another year gone by.
Remember when we were kids and we wished our lives away? Especially with my oldest son...he wished his life away. I can remember him wishing he was 10, then wishing he were in middle school, then wishing he were in high school, can't wait til I turn 15 so I can get my permit, 16 so I can drive, 18 because (well I'm not sure why other than you are an adult - whatever that means), I can't wait til I graduate, I can't wait til I go to college, I can't wait til I graduate college, I can't wait til I get married, get funding for my master's, get my PhD........okay, my point is all the while..................he's wishing his life away. How many of us are present in our lives when we are wishing we were that magic age? It all comes and goes so fast. I, of course, wanted him to go through these milestones, but not so damned fast! LOL (I use him as an example, because well, my youngest isn't so eager to take on the world!)
So, this year, I want to savor every moment. Slow down. Take the time to pay attention to what goes on around us. We all get caught up in the every day hustle and bustle and forget to breathe, relax, enjoy............?.................Let's all try to do this in the upcoming year. Of course we all need to take care of our families, that's what we do. But let's see you (us) take care of yourself (ourselves).
I will start it for us...............tomorrow I go for a massage! I plan on doing this more often this year. I am also planning our beach trip for June. Invest in yourself. This doesn't mean spend money, just invest in your health, your sanity.................YOU ARE WORTH IT!! (Oh, and SO AM I!!!!!)
What will you do for you within the next week?????????????