Saturday, December 31, 2011

New Year's Revolutions...

So often before the new year, we think about things we'd like to accomplish. But do we think about why we want to accomplish them? Especially those resolutions that start out with a bang and end up fizzling out after a few months, weeks, or even days! I know I'm guilty. So one day I sat down and thought... what is it that I really want? Forget about the next year... what is my life goal. It was a daunting exercise, but about 13 pages and just as many days later... I figured it out. Wanna know what it is?

To no longer be bound by the constraints of time.

Okay, I know... I know... sounds like something out of an H.G. Wells novel, right? But really it's more simple than that. If I had everything I needed to make a good living... I would be free. Money, success, friends, family, travel, a beach house, cool clothes, a giant art studio... none of these things are worth anything without time. If you don't have time to enjoy them... what good are they? Not much. But, oh... if I could find a way to enjoy these things in a leisurely fashion.... now that's what success means to me.

I wouldn't have to rush around trying to get more done than one person actually can. I could hire people and delegate tasks. I wouldn't have to compromise on a creative project, trying to meet a deadline. I could take my time and re-do or re-work anything I wanted. I could play, experiment, have fun. I'd have more time for family and travel and hanging out with my friends. I wouldn't even own a watch because time wouldn't matter!

And so that's what I'm after. No matter who, what, where, when or how I can attain this... I have no preconceived notions. You never know how your dream will be delivered, but you definitely need to have one. So... what's your New Year's Revloution?

Oh, and Happy New Year!


  1. Oh, you are so very right. After I read your post I sat down and thought for a while ... after the health scares I've had the past 2 years ... "time" has taken on a whole new meaning. I can substitute "health" here too.

    Whatever I do this year, wherever life takes me ... taking care of my health has to be number one.

    Thank you for cutting through the "resolution hype" and bringing it down to the bare bones.

    Happy New Year, Michelle. You have been a wonderful inspiration for me this year that's passed, and I look forward to much more in the future!!! :=}

  2. So true Michelle! When I boil it all down I come up with the same thing. I want more time to enjoy... everything!

  3. Clytie, likewise on the inspiration front. And to both of you ladies, thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. xoxo


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