I feel sort of "bah humbugish,"...but, some years I'm ready for Christmas to be done.
I guess it's more than Christmas, I'm ready for the new year. I'm primed for rejuvenation, promise, and momentum.
2011 was a challenging year financially, physically, and emotionally for multiple reasons. I think some years are like that. It's important to sacrifice, to endure, to feel the pinch and to be stretched. You need to know what you're capable of and to that end, I am grateful for the ways I grew particularly, when I didn't welcome it.
But for some reason, I have such hope for this new space that 2012 will bring. I hold anticipation for a stronger me...a space that includes running, writing, coffee drinking, time spent with my husband, my girlfriends, and travel.
So down goes the tree, off come the ornaments, fireplace stockings are being traded for smart wool socks and outdoor running, the new calendar is going up with a training plan, and my first purchase of the year will be a Garmin to track my mileage, my pace, and my calories burned.
Hello 2012...let's be good to each other.