Last night I built a fire in the fireplace that still had hot coals this morning when I woke up. Last week I put together toys, played with dolls (2 daughters), watched movies, played games, and generally took a moment to enjoy all of the things that we spend the rest of the year working hard to take care of. In a word, it was glorious. In fact some time last week I posted on Facebook that the whole “not going to work” thing just felt so right it was probably God’s will.
It is important to take a moment and just be with your family and I am grateful that I was able to do that. We all work so hard to support and provide that if we don’t take a minute sometimes to enjoy it we can forget the big picture of why we do what we do. Not to mention, I needed the week off between Christmas and New Year’s along with a razor knife, a screwdriver, some wire cutters and a pry-bar, just to free my daughter’s presents from their packaging. Can we all agree that it has gotten a bit out of hand?
I hope all of you had a safe and happy holiday and remembered that spending time with the ones you work so hard for is totally sweet.
I am Glad you are Kicking 2012 in the Face But it Just Kinda Feels Like a Monday to Me.
I am a big fan of fresh starts and setting goals and getting motivated. That being said, on the morning of January 1, 2012, I still needed to clean my closet. I still needed to take the trash out, and I still had 47 other unfinished projects at home/work/etc.
I think I am probably more of a 1st quarter resolution type of guy. In college I just about always skipped the first day of class and in high school I rarely got there in time for home room. I still learned the stuff (mostly) but I avoided all of the hoopla and rigmarole of “getting started.”
There are definitely things that I want to do this year and things that I want to improve in my life, I also know that if I burst off the starting line in a dead sprint I will get winded and the rest of the field will pass me in short order. Then I will get discouraged and just go make a sandwich.
So to all of you out there that don’t already have 2012 in a submission hold, don’t be discouraged, you aren’t alone. Set your goals and follow through and make it a great year but don’t give up if it seems like everyone else woke up a new person in a new world because they didn’t. They still need to clean their closet out too. Unrealistic New Year’s resolutions are totally weak.