The New Year generally accompanies itself with the idea of creating resolutions. I generally don't create any as they are often hard to keep and I can never think of anything that's not beyond the general "eat better," "exercise more" and other such vague plans that I make no certain way of keeping. So this year I gave myself three vague resolutions, but ones that I know I can keep:
2) Dance more: Instead of giving myself an exercising goal or an eating better goal (which are long-term plans already in progress) I decided to land on something that's both about movement and feeling good. I like dancing, in multitudes of ways - swing dancing, salsa dancing, leaping around the kitchen while waiting for cookies to bake. I've decided that I should embrace this need for movement more and use it as release and expression. I'm not limiting myself to dancing (I had a dream about running last night and realized how much I miss it. If only the sidewalks weren't icy and we didn't have wind chills of -35 degrees Fahrenheit, I might actually be able to pick that up again) but for too long have I thought I'm not any good at dancing. I don't care if I'm good or not - I want to do it anyway. And so I shall.
3) Laugh more: Perhaps the easiest of them all to attain and yet the hardest. I want to rediscover my love for comedies, find a way to laugh despite all odds, and be a little more lighthearted. If I'm laughing, I'm smiling, and feeling better about life.
So that's that. 2014 hasn't been without its challenges already, but I think I'm rolling with them better than I was at the end of 2013. So bring it on, new year - I am ready for you. And I am incredibly excited :)