So I'm taking it easy on New Year's Eve for the first time since... well, probably Kindergarten.
My first legal New Year's Eve. ID at the ready.
Today I'm thinking a lot about beginnings. I used to write a lot of resolutions for the new year--sometimes up to 50. Most were specific ("spend more time with Papa", "plan a kayaking trip") but sometimes they were general, too ("complain less", "eat more greens"). Aside from writing more, I don't have any resolutions in mind going into 2013. I'm trusting the universe with this one.
Instead, I am going to ride the coattails of the inspiration that comes from beginnings. Here are a few quotes I found to be particularly heartening. Wishing you all a healthy, happy, inspiring New Year.
"There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind." --C.S. Lewis
"What you seek is seeking you." --Rumi
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." --Semisonic (Oh why yes, I went there.)
"I've been absolutely terrified every moment of my life--and I've never let it keep me from doing a single thing I wanted to do." --Georgia O'Keeffe
"You mustn't be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling." --Eames (Tom Hardy), Inception
Beginning (n): a source; an origin
Inspiration (n): a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul
Here's hoping 2013 brings you divine influence.