Yep. You read that right. And I’m late and I’m not sorry and you’ll know why by the end of this column!
Typically, in late December and early January people in our culture take stock of our lives, make momentous decisions and decide to ‘get it together. ’ There’s something about the turn of the calendar that gives us hope about making our lives and our attitudes shiny and new. However, this year, instead of the usual goals and New Year’s resolutions (like ‘I want to lose 100 pounds in five weeks’ or ‘make a million dollars by next Saturday’) I think I have found a new and better approach. It seems a bit radical but might make the coming year more meaningful.
This year, I started from the position that I first need to separate what’s important in my life from the non-essentials. While in some respects it felt selfish, it also forced me to take responsibility for my values and priorities. And, I decided that I could review, revisit, update or start over on any day I so choose!
Here’s my starter kit:
So, I didn’t get my New Year’s Resolution column submitted in December. Celebration trumps procrastination. What’s your inventory of resolutions?
Lawrence Bienemann is the RSVP Program Coordinator in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom. You can reach him by e-mail at email@example.com