Yeah, that’s right, I’m declaring today my New Year’s Day- care to join me?
If New Year’s is about fresh starts & new beginnings, then my New Year’s definitely had that not so fresh feeling to it. My guys were sick, family was in town, I had my son’s birthday to prepare for, a house still full of holiday decorations…
So I postponed my New Year’s to handle things, wind up sick myself, and take some much needed time to reflect.
My son begins cutting apron strings this August when he starts part-time preschool. In October I turn 40, which seems slightly surreal since I still wake up on certain days amazed that I’m even a grown up. I’m stunned at how quickly these milestones have arrived until I consider how I often I feel like I’m simply buzzing through a To Do list rather than engaging in life.
I gave up New Year’s resolutions years ago, and instead I decided to make “ABSORB” my “word” for the year, because I want to soak up more of my days. For me, “ABSORB” means more active listening, savoring, seeing, caressing and less nodding, ignoring, inhaling, scarfing down, skimming, overlooking, mindless patting, brushing past, zoning out, etc. It’s more “ACTION NOW!” rather than more “To Do” lists. It’s doodling more, regardless of my confidence/skill level, because it helps me engage more now and remember more later.
So stayed tuned…if might be worth a laugh or two.