2012 is finally here. Like most people, I have a big list of things that made 2011 a rough year – it was one of the harder years to date. But rather than talk about all the things that made it tough, I’m looking forward rather than backwards. Although, many lessons were learned from things in 2011, I walk forward mindful of those things I’ve learned and what I’ve grown from and even grown up, now knowing.
I’m not sure what it is about a new year that makes people want to start over or start a list of all the things they want to do in the upcoming year. I guess I’m no different and it’s what drove me to write this post. When you really think about it, January 1st is just another day on the calendar. I woke up this morning feeling no different than the day before – my house was still the same, made coffee, looked around at the mess I need to clean up and made a to do list of things I needed to accomplish today.
But somehow, knowing that it’s a new year and that we get to start over – we make the list of what we want to accomplish in the next 12 months. And here is mine in no particular order:
- Lose an additional 30-50 pounds
- Finish work on the house
- Love more deeply – Friendships, family, relationships, etc
- Complete the Fuel 21 Challenge without cheating (Starts January 4th)
- Make all 8 classes of Crossfit in a month
- Travel more
- Read at least 5 books
- Spend more time in the word
- Photograph 5+ Weddings
- Run a 5K
- Run a 10K
- Ride in a 150+ mile bike ride
- Improve photography skills
- Write/blog more
I’m sure I will find more and add to this list as the year go goes, but that’s about all I have up to this point. Most of my items are fitness related but I’ve been talking about trying to get in shape for so long, I feel like this is the year to make it happen!
Here’s looking to 2012.