Well, it has been awhile since I posted an entry. The bustle of the Holiday Season made it difficult for me to find time to pay my bills much less post a blog entry.
The Holidays can be a double edged sword. It can be a time of great joy and happiness with family or loved ones. And when loved ones are no longer here and are missed terribly or we do not have a special “someone” in our life to share the holiday with, it can be disheartening and a bit lonely.
I have experienced both this season. I miss the magic my parents created at Christmas time. I miss going to mass with my mom on Christmas Eve and coming home to a home cooked meal and exchanging presents. I miss buying special gifts for the person who has stolen my heart. And even though I enjoy spending time with my brothers and their family, I have experienced loneliness at the same time. And that is what can make the holidays difficult.
The New Year gives me hope for a new beginning and renewed focus and energy to accomplish all those items on my TO DO List and to spend some time on friends, socializing and pursuing venues to meet a “special someone.”
I think the key is to keep the momentum after the first month.
2010 sees me blessed with a good job, a nice family and wonderful friends and my health. I am lucky and blessed and I cannot lose sight of my fortune in these areas.
So, for 2010, I think I will keep it simple. Lose the balance of the weight I gained since my mother’s passing last year AND make meeting someone a priority.
And, hopefully this time next year, I will be attending mass on Christmas Eve with that special someone who I hope will help me recapture the magic of the holiday season that came so freely when I was a little kid growing up.
My advise is to not overload yourself with too many resolutions. Pick 1 or 2 that are most important to you and put your heart into seeing them become a reality. Don’t spread your focus, time and energy so thin that you are overwhelmed and then cannot accomplish anything.
Time will tell.
Cheers to New Beginnings!
I wish everyone a wonderful New Year’s and hope that 2010 holds nothing but fulfilled hopes and dreams.
I want to thank everyone who has supported the Lifebytes project and blog throughout the year.
We would like to see more comments and input and shared stories in 2010!