i've never really understood the hype over every new year. it's really just another day if you ask me. but nevertheless it's become the perfect time for reevaluating, reprioritizing and recreating. RE(anything)--i like that concept. that we can choose to do, act, be something different than we've been all of our lives. never being imprisoned to the choices or people we've been in the past. to be honest, i could use a "new year" at least once a month.
so as i've recently set forth to reevaluate and reprioritize my life i realize that my need for improvement is vast. too many resolutions from years past have turned idle, collecting dust in the back of my mind. i would love to resolve to go back to school and stay until it's done. i wish i could resolve to finally lose the 20 pounds still lingering from my last pregnancy. or have a homemade meal on the table every night. or spend more quality time with the boys. or put actual effort into being more spiritually in tune.
et cetera, et cetera.
but those goals, while seemingly small, are in reality a bit too lofty to last all year long. i'd be bound to fail for sure.
so i'll start small by simply improving my eyesight first. rid my mind of all failed resolutions and work on broadening my perspective. attempt to recognize the little nuances throughout the day that make our little lives worth everything.
and just be. be content. be patient. be happy.
(even though by the looks of the disintegrating back molar i found in the bathroom mirror this morning, starting to floss everyday would be a much more practical goal for me. but i guess there's always next year. [and overpriced dental implants])
*a favorite of 2008: tv on the radio: family tree