The new year is here, and that indeed makes me a very happy girl.
Two times of the year I simply adore are early January (new years) and early August (back to school - I work in academia and have school age kids). I love them because they feel like a fresh, new start. I believe strongly in fresh, new starts. So does God, by the way.
I get totally jazzed buying new notebooks in August, or virgin-paged journals in January. I get excited as I choose the planners or storage containers which hold for me that sweet promise of more clarity and organization. I revamp my schedule. I deep clean my house. And I look forward eagerly to what God has in store for me in the months ahead.
(This is not my desk, by the way, but one that motivates me to go clean mine.)
Yes, yes, I know I will fail to some degree. I know I won't get every single nook and cranny cleaned and organized. I know I won't follow through 100% with all my new check-lists and schedules. But that's totally OK. I wouldn't dream of not doing it because I know it won't last perfectly. I need the motivation I feel now to get done what it will help me to get done. Besides, I enjoy the giddiness I feel at the prospect of making some improvements and changes.
The way I see it is, if I plan to walk a mile, and only make it half way - well that's a half mile more than I would've walked had I not been motivated enough to get off the couch.
So, are you like me and jazzed about the new year? What do you do to prepare for it? What are you doing to capitalize on this fresh new start?
Or are you the bah-humbug type, rolling your eyes at me through out this post? If you are, that's OK by me ... but then again, now is a great time to make a change to that attitude! ;0)
New Year's Blessings ~ Rachel