I was going to write a letter to 2012 wishing it good riddance,but decided to write 2013 a letter of love instead. After all, the past is finished, isn’t it?
We haven’t known each other for very long, a few days at best. I wanted to make sure I set the ground rules for our year long relationship. Perhaps I neglected to this in a coherent way with your relative 2012.
In any sense, we need to get things off on the right foot if you and I intend on coexisting in harmony.
Firstly, please no negative surprises at the start, middle, end, or even in each quarter of the year. I plan on remaining a positive spirit and friend of support and love, so again let the Debbie downer idea escape your thoughts.
No that that’s out of the way, here is what I vow to you and myself 2013:
I promise to try. Try and do. Even if I have to dig real deep and feel like giving up, I won’t.
I promise to never stop doing what I love and feel passionate about. Never , not even for you.
I promise to give my family the best of me, all of me, all the time.
I promise to take care of myself. My health, my spirituality, my mental and emotional well being.
I promise to write, to finish and start new projects. To submit my work in hopes for the first rejection letter that will lead to a yes.
I promise to make new friends, even when I feel like being a hermit.
I promise to dream big and act big.
I promise to cry more instead of holding back.
I promise to laugh more, to have more fun.
I promise to keep putting myself ‘outside the box’.
I promise to clear away the clutter in my life.
I promise to forgive.
To say I’m sorry.
To say ‘I love you’.
I promise to stand up for what’s right, always.
I promise to let the small stuff slide.
To smile more often.
To give my time, love and energy where it’s needed.
I promise 2013, to keep my promises.
I know you’ll come through with a surge of love, juju, karma, or whatever. I know you’ll be the light, the way. 2013, you won’t just be one year but we’ll begin an affair, to last a lifetime.
Count me in.