We flipped the odometer to 2020 the other day. It’s a running meter, and we get an extra day this year. It always feels good to put the last year in the rearview mirror, even if it was a good year. Gotta keep moving forward, right? So what do you have planned for the year, and that extra day?
I have found myself growing into a more positive person in a lot of aspects of my life as of late. I like that, I feel like I finally have a place in the universe that suits me a little better. Things aren’t perfect, but they’re better. That is all you can hope for in life, right? Chasing perfection is exhausting, and not attainable. You lose a lot of your presence when you are chasing something you can’t catch. Enjoy your now, it’s quite a gift, really.
I have some travel plans in February, I am looking forward to that now that I can say “next month.” It’s something I have been able to do a little more of in the past couple of years. I marvel at people who travel a lot, for pleasure, not for work. There are so many places to go and see, it’s hard sometimes to decide where to go. My niece is traveling to Spain in a few days, for school, but still, that is cool, and not somewhere I would have necessarily thought of when thinking about where in the world I want to go. I want to go to Australia and Paris, and I am working a little harder now to make that happen. There are other places too, but those are higher on the list since I have wanted to go there since I was very young.
The usual things will happen this year too, Mile of Music, Disco Party, and hopefully some more cool concerts. Last year I saw Van Morrison, which was a longtime dream, and Sir Paul McCartney, as well as Three Dog Night which was an awesome show. The music I grew up on, all in one year. There aren’t too many acts left on my list, and I hope I can catch them soon, they are getting old and it would be cool to see a few more legends. If they’re coming around in 2020, I will figure it out.
I am going to continue to take better care of my health and fitness too this year. I got the first workout in today, and there will be many more this year. If you are a “resolution” person, and this is one of yours, don’t beat yourself up if it doesn’t stick right away. It might take a little time to find what works for you, and gym anxiety is a real thing. You can better your health without setting foot in a gym, walking, running, biking, hiking and more can all be done on your own. If you can find some weights and stuff, you can do it at home. But I suggest you find someone to be your accountability buddy, and write down your goal. Make a plan. I steal this from someone else: a goal without a plan is just a wish. That made so much sense to me when I read it, and I want you to have success if this is what you want. I had lots of support when I started out, it is what kept, and still keeps, me going. You can improve your health, no matter where you are starting from. I know you can because I did, and if I can, you can. Reach out to me if you want any help.
If you want 2020 to be your year, it absolutely can be! You even have an extra day to work towards that goal. It doesn’t have to be about big changes, but little changes that build to something bigger. You can get there, make that plan, and work towards it. Whether it is travel, weight loss, finding love or cleaning out that closet, you can get there. It’s a new year, and it is a good time to turn it into your year. Focus on yourself, help someone else if they need it, and smile. You will be great, and the 2020 will thank you when it comes time to turn to 2021.