As I reflect on 2012, I am finding it difficult to move past the last few weeks. If you read my Christmas post, you have some idea of what I’ve been up to. My father lost his battle to cancer on December 29, but I was lucky enough to be able to spend the last 2 weeks of his life with him; asking questions, going over family history and photographs, receiving a special gift that not many people are able to get–time.
The Big Resolution
There have been a lot of plans and dreams running around in my head these last few days; but everything I was going to write down has been trumped by the lessons I learned with my father. This coming year, I want to be in the moment; in every moment–whether it’s happy or sad, boring or exciting–I want to be there to see it, to feel it and to remember it.
While I was sitting by my father’s hospital bed, everything else fell away; I wanted to be there with him, catching up and learning who this man was. I was able to see him through his friends’ eyes. Its been a long time since I’ve been so focused on one thing; between a full time job and a part time one, keeping up with family and friends, blogging and just plain keeping up with life, things just seem to pile up and I know that I lose focus of what’s really important.
There are a few things more I hope to accomplish through 2013. I plan to participate in a business meme this year–Monday Mingle Business Edition–sponsored by Party Plan Diva, Lynsey Jones. I am going to get my financial house in order and also get my retirement plans set up (yes, pick a date!).
I also plan to move from a “hobby” standpoint for ABC Spa Escape AND also for this blog. This will require time-management and organization skills that I probably have, but just don’t use as much as I should. To this end, I will be using my business planner and also incorporating an editorial calendar/blogging planner as well.
And the Usual
There wouldn’t be New Year’s resolutions without these: lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier; but now I have more of a reason to keep up with these ones. What about you? I’d love to know what your dreams and goals, your resolutions for the coming year are; maybe we can help each other reach our goals. Happy New Year!