Sunday, January 1, 2012

All Lanes Open!

I have always felt that the real "New Year" starts with each new school year but, that aside, here we are in 2012! Although I feel like my own granny when I say it, the times passes faster every year! 2011 went by in a flash!

This year, I'd like to see some changes. I want to look at the coming year with this attitude.


2011 held many joys, comforts, trials and conundrums, comings and goings, beginnings and endings.
I'm sure 2012 will be much the same. Life goes on, same ol' same ol', unless we want to do something different to make it change. The hard part is doing something different or I guess, doing the same things differently. I'm like most people, in that, I do the same things, the same way, over and over and am disappointed when I don't see different results.

But I can change anything I want, using all lanes to "get there", the scenic way, the fast lane, the carpool lane, maybe using some lanes I've never taken before and maybe returning to others that I had almost forgotten.

The scenic routes, the ways that make me happy, feeling like "myself",  I hope to take more often, probably in the carpool lane, sharing good times with friends and loved ones.

Most of the time, I'm going to try and avoid rush hour, although now and then, making it through rush hour gets your blood flowing!

I know I don't want to continue on the same rutted road, trying and often failing to avoid the same old potholes, over and over, ending up in exactly the same uncomfortable, but familiar place.
 Maya Angelou said: "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude".  Sometimes, that is all you are able to change and it is enough, but it definitely takes a lane change.


This year, I'll work on making changes that will be revelatory, healthy and comforting.



nana_ang_poppaphil said...

What a great thought, I love it..

All Lanes Open for 2012,you are on your way already. Look forward to seeing what your lane changes are for the year.

just call me jo said...

I hope there are few speed bumps and no detours. Full speed ahead.

lifeinredshoes said...

Which ever lane you you choose, I will be along for the ride :)