I love the beginning of a new year because it’s, well, a fresh start. Really, we just change the number of the year we’re in, January 1 is just the day after December 31, just like January 2 is just the day after January 1, but we have celebrated the beginning of this new year for a long time, so I don’t feel silly for enjoying the newness of it.
Every new year, I take some time and evaluate the last year, then think about how I want to make my life better during the coming one. Last year, I made a rather extensive list of resolutions I wanted to work on, and I worked on them throughout the year. I made many improvements in my life. But I think I realized something over the last year that is more basic than the changes I made/tried to make/am still trying to make over the last year, and it is my one resolution this year.
This year, I will focus on what I am doing when I’m doing it.
If I can make that one improvment in my life, I will be incredibly more productive in every part of my life, a much better friend, and a more conscious person. It’s always been a problem for me, and I have tried to change it before, but like last year, I was always trying to change lots of other things at the same time. Ha, I couldn’t see it then, but what a contradiction.
Here’s to 2009, a new year, fresh starts, and all the great things to come.