A new year and a new beginning right. Well then try something different. Sign up for a class at the local parks and rec or YMCA. Even go to the local community college or university. There are courses you can take through online groups as well. Enroll for something that is out of your wheelhouse and/or improve a skill.
I’ve been taking Spanish for the last six months. I am not very good at it but I am understanding more of the basics than I have before and I have recently signed up for an online course to gain more knowledge for professional development. Anything to keep my brain motivated and me engaged.
So try something different. There are plenty of free and for profit courses out there that are well worth the dollar you will spend to get ahead, enjoy life a little more or simply relearn an old skill.
It is a new year, a new month and a time for us to look forward.
Often times we let things linger, fester and follow us from year to year. This year is a time to be forward-thinking and move on. Let the sunset on the horizon of 2017 and all that has happened in the past and start new. We are 20 days in to a new beginning- start fresh.
It is a goal of mine to let it go this year. I’ve already let go of those people who have caused me grief and harm in the past year. I’m starting over this year and beginning fresh. I’m looking forward to the new year and new adventures.
I am not saying it was a bad year just one with a lot of bumps and bruises along the way. Sure there were good things that happened too but I could do with a few less bumps and a lot less bruising in 2018. I am finally over 2017 folks.
-moved to the Southeast
-sold our homes, yes homes, in California (thank heavens we are out it has changed)
– son totaled his car
-work was stressful enough to cause health issues
– knee is not what it used to be and has caused issues when running- i know poor me but to keep healthy it is a bother
– the south should be warmer and we have a cold spell, it needs to go away quickly
– friends aren’t what they used to be. Thankful i am making new ones.
– life takes twists and turns and the unexpected happens at times. All good but wow was it unexpected.
– found out we are moving again.
– some family is not worth the dime you spend on them. Others are priceless.
So my recap is that i am ‘finally’ glad that 2017 is done. Lookin. Forward to 2018 with my resolutions in my pocket and my goals written out. Not giving them away or telling others just joking on to them.
Every day we learn something new. It’s a good thing. We don’t want to just sit around and do nothing. That would be a waste. We aren’t created to sit and do nothing. If we were we’d be a lump of sand or coal or anything other than who we are.
Today I woke early and headed out to the tennis courts for actual lessons. I have ventured out before with my son who plays but never ‘learned’ how to play. So this past month I decided to head down to the city parks and recreation department and sign up. Glad I did. There are only two of us in the month long class so we will get plenty of instruction. For the hour that I am out there each Sunday morning I will learn the skills needed to hold my own on a tennis court and be able to play with others without feeling like a dope.
Already after the lesson today, I feel a bit more confident than before and can’t wait to get out there with my son and show him my new found skills.
So my lesson for the day is to take a risk and learn something new. You never know unless you try. Kind of like running that half-marathon you never thought you’d be able to run but could. That’s how I look at it. All it takes is a little push in the right direction, a butt to move off the couch and a commitment to try something different.
Tomorrow brings us another year, a clean slate, a fresh start. I know some people want to change their lives and be someone different, but I don’t want to be someone different. I just want things to change.
Every year we make resolutions and set goals. Some we achieve- like this year. I’ve achieved running a half-marathon even after a setback with my knee. I’ve resolved to let things go that have been a drain on my life. I’ve resolved to maintain a healthier life.
This year I finally feel I’ve achieved something. I wouldn’t have done this without being myself. I still feel like something is missing though and that is what I want to change in the new year. I don’t want to be someone else I just want to change things. I need change. It has been far too long and I’m due. I’m not talking about going and getting a new haircut kind of a change. I’m talking about a whole new place, new adventures, new job (that would be very enticing) and a new way of life. I’m looking forward to a new year and new possibilities that only I control.
I’ve already thrown out the dead wood (throw out the dead wood) and I’ve set my resolutions (a handful of goals for a new year) now it is time to step forward in 2014 on my own path and take hold of my possibilities for me. I’m looking forward this year and not back, it’s time to move on.