Sitting here on my laptop watching the sunset as the year comes to a close I cannot help but be thankful for my accomplishments in 2016, but even more than that I’m thankful for what I’ve learned about myself. There are values that I have that I want to remain true to in the upcoming years and there are habits that I’d like to get rid of.
Instead of resolving to do these things in 2017 I’d like to just get on with doing them, not make some profound statement on all the things I plan to change and enhance only to have forgotten these declarations by Valentines Day. I am not saying that there is anything at all wrong with lists (I love lists, I love, even more, checking things off of my lists) what I’m saying is that a new day, week, and month, should be met with the same anticipation that the new year brings about. Life has been good for Keish Can, there is no doubt about that. I will be 33 this year and that in itself is pretty exciting for me. I’ve made strides in my career and blah blah blah, but have I grown emotionally? Has my compassion for others grown or do I just save my compassion for my (still very small) circle of friends?
Life, for me, has become less about the material things that are in my possession (I still do like material things though *WIP*) and more about my emotional state as well as those around me. Really tuning in to the things I say to people and how it may or may not affect them. As the dust settles from all the hub bub of what 2016 was and what 2017 will be, the only thing that I can count on, the only FOR SURE thing, is me. I am the common denominator in all of my relationships, thoughts, and interactions, just me. That’s what counts, right now.
Well that and this impending Nerf Gun War, wish my husband and I luck against the children as they are sneakier, smaller, and more agile than any out of shape adult could ever be. I really hope everyone enjoys themselves tonight, bringing in the New Year with laugh, love and kisses!