I’m not entirely sure why I’m so excited about 2010. But I am. It seems I’m not alone. From the people I’ve talked to and the articles, blogs, emails and tweets I’ve read recently, it’s fairly evident that people are very optimistic about this year.
I know that a tough 2009 has made everyone want even more from this new year. There’s a belief that things must change because we’re not prepared to put up with what we went through in 2009.
Outside of that, people who had a great year last year are wanting to naturally build on that and make this year even more successful.
I’d say on reflection 2009 was one of the most challenging I’ve had, but also one of the best. Anything that causes you to learn, to grow, to fail, to get back up and succeed – then repeat often, can only be a wonderful thing. If I weren’t growing I’d be stagnating and what’s the point of being on this earth if that’s your intention?
I’ve started the year off with a bang but in a particularly relaxed manner for me. I’m all about simplicity this year. Focusing on a few key areas and decluttering the rest.
It helps that I’ve just come off two of the most chillaxin weeks of holiday in LA where I had a great time and did quite
a lot of nothing – that’s helped me gain some valuable R&R, some space in my mind to reflect, to pontificate and at times to just think of nothing. I know – rare indeed.
In just two weeks I’ve met an amazing man who’s made me believe in romance and falling in love again. I’ve been an LA girl and enjoyed the relaxed living, oceanside lifestyle and copious amounts of sunshine. Now, back in Vancouver, I get to move into my new home tomorrow with Megan and Craig. All this on just the 3rd day of the year!
I did so much work on goal setting back in August last year and have kept updating them that there was no work to do come January 1st.
Not that I ever set goals on such a day, when you know you’re going to be tired from celebrating the night before, especially one that started with a limo ride with 18 people to a Hollywood party. I woke up with a hangover, a huge grin on my face and sore feet from dancing and being stepped on. Pretty perfect really. Brunch on the deck with new friends, Frisbee golf, time with my boy and a flight back to Vancouver were all I was in need of on January 1st.
I’m also not in a rush to achieve mammoth feats in the next few days. I’m on a slow and steady path to achieving my personal goals as well as those for FundRazr and WomanzWorld.
2010 is all about having fun whilst achieving.
I wish all my friends the best year yet. Make it happen.