Where did 2013 go? Gretchen Rubin, of The Happiness Project, wrote "The days are long, but the years are short." That feels very true of 2013. More so than the years before. Many days seemed like they would never end and here we are on the first day of 2014.
Never a fan of holidays, I do however enjoy New Year's. Not the Eve, with it's parties and imbibing, but the Day when we pass that invisible threshold and enter into a new segment of time. It's a fresh mental space to occupy with the hopeful thoughts of being able to tame what's ahead before the reality of procrastination and inevitable setbacks creep in.
I haven't bothered to make any resolutions. I know myself well enough to know I don't have the will power to forge new habits and replace bad ones. However, I am going to try and keep working on bettering myself. Develop new skills where I need them. Also, look into activities I enjoy doing and how I can apply them to make the world I inhabit a better place.
Despite not having traditional New Year's resolutions I do have specific business goals for 2014. I will be working on my dog training credentials so I can offer more services through my main business: The Fairy Dogfather. I will also be working on writing projects I hope will generate passive income for 2015 and beyond.
The year ahead will be filled with even longer days then those of last year. But at least it will ultimately feel short.