It's February! The month when I usually throw my goals out the window and say "the heck with resolutions, I'd rather live free." But for some reason, today, I feel great about having goals and working toward them. This morning I ate a balanced breakfast. Last night I finish my fourth book of the year and made it half way through my 13th toque. Yesterday afternoon I did yoga for the first time in a year. And, over the course of last month, I made it my mission to get outside more. I went hiking a handful of times and I climbed a frozen waterfall!
As I get older, I realize more and more that there are certain things I need in my life to be happy. I need me time. I need friend time. I need nature time. I need quiet time. I need all-out crazy dancing time. I need creative time. I need time for physical exercise. And, of course, I need time to write. I feel like January turned out to be a month where I did a good job of balancing all of those needs. It was tough at times with all of the activities going on in town for the Jasper in January festival, but that actually was a good test. I was forced to pick and choose what events to attend and when to stay home.
After making it through January, I've decided my goal for the year is to find a healthy balance. Because, when everything aligns and I get just the right amount of all of my needs, I feel fantastic.
So, one month late, I've decided my word for the year is balance.
How are your resolutions going? Have you abandoned them yet?