and in conclusion…


I am not sure whether I’ll get around to posting again before the new year. I will likely be too busy doing nothing. That’s the most wonderful thing I have ever heard. Right now I am sitting in the house of my dear Schmidt, watching Anthony Bourdain while my boyfriend sleeps upstairs and the dog lays at my feet. To say that I am happy and relaxed would be a gross understatement. Outside the winter wind whips along the eastern shore of Maryland, while inside is cozy, toasty and zen. My feet are up, I am sitting here and for the first time, I do not wish to be anywhere else.

2010 was the year of the mind. I completed my undergraduate studies, I became aware of the effect my unruly mind has on me. While I will continue to work on my mind, since it requires contant vigilance, 2011 will be the year I take care of my body. Balance of mind and body are integral to my well-being. I have neglected both and while I started working on one before the other, it is apparent that both will need my attention in 2011. No doubt it will be a journey with ups and downs and I will struggle. But I have decided that this is the journey I want. I used to think that life would be so much better without all the struggle and difficulties. I longed for easy.  But I wouldn’t be who I am today, wouldn’t see the world the way I see it, if I hadn’t lived the life I live, including the rough parts.

For the next year I  hope to accomplish a few goals, I will continue to work on myself so I can be a better person and contribute to this earth a little more and a little better. I don’t wish to spend my time trying to fit into the pants I wore in 1999, if I am successful I will be exactly who I need to be in whatever size that is. I don’t subscribe to “New Year’s Resolutions.”  These are in most cases, broken before spring break.  Instead, I opt for a New Life Resolution, more doing, less talking. Less thinking, more being.

I wish you a happy, healthy New Year.

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