New Year, New Possibilities, Even Resolutions

I have to say the New Year celebration is my absolute favorite. Since I was a kid struggling to stay up until midnight, I loved the idea of a New Year. The idea of a clean slate and fresh start is so appealing. 365 unknown days lie ahead and anything bad from the last year just kinda melts away. Even with current personal and professional struggles, I have a huge amount of hope today for what is to come.

The only aspect of the New Year celebration I have never been fond is resolutions. Mainly because they just seem like empty promises that lead to self disappointment. So there are things I want to do in the new year, but not sure that I want to call them resolutions. Yet .....

"What's in a name? That which we call a rose
By any other name would smell as sweet."

Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2)

So here is my initial list. Just like a real school improvement plan, it should change as the year progresses.

  1. To Stay as Positive as Possible! I know every day is not going to be sunshine and kittens, but I know the negative just drags me down.
  2. A yearly struggle for me: Try to maintain a balance. I want to have a little more fun in the new year.
  3. Push the Limits! I want to keep pushing the boundaries and not give up despite the powers that be.
  4. Be More Creative: Whether that is art on my iPad or keeping up with taking pictures each week.
  5. Seeking out new opportunities! Some of the best experiences from the past couple of years came from filling out applications and taking a chance.
There it is! Not a lot, but a workable list. Let 2011 be the best year yet!


Lori Feldman said...

Your positive spirit is refreshing. I hope to follow in that endeavor!