Just like everyone else in this space-time continuum, I’m on the threshold of another new year.
(This one is doubly important, having just crossed into the down hill slide to 50 via my 46th birthday. I want to hit 50 at my absolute BEST.)
But I’m not afraid.
Okay, I’m a little afraid.
But don’t get me wrong.
I’m not afraid of missed opportunities.
My life is deliciously and passionately full.
If I died today, it would be sans regrets.
What I’m afraid of is not living up to my full potential.
A potential that’s constantly shifting.
There’s always more to do, be and accomplish.
But if you’re alive and breathing, why not go for it?
I’m getting older and my body knows it.
This past year I overindulged a little too much (a new relationship can do that to you).
- Launched a new business
- Reconnected with my love of writing
- Poured out my passionate beliefs about work into a Manifesto
- Made several new friends and colleagues — both online and off
- Created a new award to honor the branding efforts of every small business
- Created not one, but TWO new online courses for small business owners
Which is why I haven’t blogged here for 7 months. (Forgive me?)
Yes, I’m fat and happy.
Yes, the business is expanding in a nice healthy manner.
Things are looking pretty spiffy around here, for sure.
And there’s still a long way to go.
Word Chef isn’t quite ready to support myself, my son in college or Ira (he has his eye on a key management position here).
And, too many days sitting at the computer have taken their toll. (Um. Yes, all that cheese and chocolate probably didn’t help.)
My point is, this body — this soul — needs a little TLC.
My LIFE needs some balance.
I don’t know about you, but my daily schedule needs to have a little more me and a little less business.
The trick is to find a way to do this without losing my forward momentum.
So. I’m recommitting to the Whole Hog philosophy. To live full out. With intention.
To spend more time focusing on my inner life, my spirituality, my creative self.
And to pursue it all in the most healthy manner possible.
This year — 2012 — will be my best year ever.
A year with myself. But definitely not alone.
I have Ira. I have my family and friends. My colleagues and readers. (You)
We are all of us together on the threshold.
Standing together between heaven and earth.
Ready to begin the journey to our full potential.
To help each other be exactly who we really are. (Woo-hoo!)
Let’s embrace the Ubuntu philosophy: “I am what I am because of who we all are.”
Ready? Let’s go!
Image Credit: David Paul Ohmer