So This Is the New Year

Without fail, for the first week of the new year, I'll have that song stuck in my head. And, like the song, I don't feel any different. Refreshed and re-energized definitely... I feel like me, but the refreshed version of myself. And I think that's a delightful way to start off 2015.

We stayed in this year and rang in 2015 with champagne and fireworks, just the two of us- well just the six of us, but the pups were in the crate to avoid firework induced freedom-runs.This year was the first year that J wasn't throwing a race on New Year's Day, and we took advantage of having the whole day to ourselves (and the extra sleep). We made coffee and set up our yoga blocks in front of the TV- making it possible to watch a movie while we worked out the holiday kinks. And there were a lot of them based on my level of soreness the next day. I used the fact that it was cloudy, cold, and kind of wet to stay in and clean while J went for a run. I used the fact that he was running to wear my rose face mask around the house without judgment. We ate leftovers and hung out with friends and watched more movies. But there were no resolutions set. No talk of "this year will be different." Just easing into 2015 with love, good friends, and a few beermosas.

The goal setting happened this weekend (I'm not a fan of resolutions, but that's another post for another day). As is becoming our tradition, we get away the first weekend after the new year to unwind and reconnect. With my coffee in hand, my books spread out around me, and my sweet husband on a bike ride I imagined what 2015 would feel like. This is what I came up with:

  • strong
  • healthy
  • fun
  • sparkly
  • challenging
  • written
  • playful
  • loving
  • loyal

Using those words to shape my goals, this year I will:

Perhaps I can make some stationary like this!  Watercolor Link

Perhaps I can make some stationary like this! Watercolor Link

  • Have a confident and consistent bike-commute routine. Starting with one day a week and then moving up to 3 days a week (or more!) as it gets warmer. 
  • Be able to confidently change my bike tires. It goes with the bike-commuting territory.
  • Get rid of storage by June 1st.
  • Have my first draft ready (for something!) by June 1st.
  • Earn a promotion at work.
  • Have a strong and steady inversion practice.
  • Play with watercolors regularly.
  • Try a new recipe twice a month, and share it with friends.




So this is the new year, and I don't feel any different. But I sure am excited! What does 2015 have in store for you? Let's make it possible!