Surely to God I’m doing something wrong!
When I asked Spiderman what his goals were for the coming year, he replied with “get my abs back and kiss more girls.”
OK, to start with, he’s missed 30 hockey games and a heck of a lot of gym time from this broken collar bone…so, his once-admired physique that had him standing and flexing in front of the mirror, or finding every excuse to be shirtless around the house, is definitely not what it was a few months ago. Secondly, being that he’s in grade 10…I totally get the “kiss more girls” thing except that I’m chasing him around and following it up with “be nice and kind and respectful and don’t hurt anyone’s feelings”…like only a mom can do.
When I compare his goals to mine…the resolutions of a 15-year-old boy next to that of a 40-odd-year-old woman…are really quite different.
I actually don’t make resolutions on this particular day as for me, I try every day to be a little bit better than the day before. I’m constantly trying to improve on the person I am…to evaluate my mistakes and learn from them. The big thing I’m working on at the moment is to “stop thinking so much.” I’m trying to enjoy life a little bit more…to roll with things…to see what’s before me for what it is rather than make it something different. Bottom line…I spend too much time inside my head and for the last little bit, I’ve been trying to spend more time in my heart.
Which, come to think of it, is probably the reason why a few days ago…I did something absolutely insane and on a spur-of-the-moment whim…jumped on a flight and headed to St. John’s with The Tall Blonde where it felt amazing to just be spontaneous. To not think. To not come up with one excuse after the next of why I “shouldn’t” do something instead of just going for it! Five hours after the thought came to my head…The Tall Blonde and I were sending off a snap chat from the airport saying “St. John’s Bound!!! Back on NYE.”
I got out of my head for a few minutes and went with my heart and I have to tell you…three days at home with my amazing family, seeing my Nanny for the first time in almost three years, time with wonderful friends in a pub full of beautiful people and fabulous music…it was exactly what I needed.
2014 is going to be fantastic! I feel it. With a new company, a new book…the support of wonderful people and a whole new attitude inside…I can feel something I haven’t felt in a very long time! I’m excited to see where this year will take me.
And while I’m at it…maybe I’ll work at getting my abs back!
And kiss a few more boys!