A New Start ~ Renewal & Rediscovery


I am so excited.  When I pull myself out of the fetal position, I am so excited. :)

If New Year's Eve is insight into how your new year will go, I will get more rest in 2013. :)  I was in a coma a good hour before the new year rang in.  My name is Heather, and I am no party animal. I am okay with that. :)

I am resolved to get more rest...good rest...in 2013.  I have treated my body poorly in the immediate past, and I will do better, be better to the shell protecting my mind, heart and soul.  I got a running start (pun intended) this past week.  I am already feeling better. Big smile. :)))

be better.

This new year, for me, isn't just about feeling better....it is about being a better me.  There was so much I loved and learned in 2012...about myself and others...I really, truly want to build on those lessons.  I want this year to be about renewing and rediscovering the very best things about myself and the life I lead.  I want to spend a lot more time championing others...the family I love, the friends I adore, and the people who make my work in this world matter.  I want to spend more time writing about the things that matter to me...things I believe in...things I am passionate about; I want to make a bigger difference in the world around me.  I want to spend a lot more time living my life and less time surviving my life.  I believe it is time for Heather Ruth to hang up the suit of armor...and the Wonder Woman cape...both of which I failed at miserably...

It is long past time for this girl to grow up and simply be a woman in this world...walking her individual path...wherever it may lead...roads less traveled and all...;)

So...here I am at the beginning of a new year, a new month, a new...really, a renewed life.  Anything can happen...and that makes me very happy and very glad. 

I have no resolutions, but I do have a list of goals for this year...a very long list.  Seth Godin would call them intentions.  I find that amusing...and supremely accurate. :)  I intend to accomplish more of them this year than last, and I started with today. ;)

"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

So what are you going to do with all of the blank pages that lay open before you? 

I don't know about you, but I have a beautiful, optimistic, hopeful feeling about 2013.  Maybe it is the Irish in me and the fact that emerald green has been named the color of the year for 2013, but I feel a wee bit giddy about the year that lays before me...:)))

Sunshine Dreams to You ~ Today and Every Day! :)