2013 sounds like a year so far in the future that there should be flying cars and robots who act like people.
But alas, it’s 2013 and we don’t have either of those things. (We also can’t teleport.. which, for the millionth time, someone should really get on that.)
Here’s my big question: for the people that believe the number 13 is unlucky, are they dreading this year? I happen to think it’s lucky- so I have a feeling something insanely awesome is going to happen this year. I kind of have the urge to predict how this year will go just so I can read it in a year from now and be like hahaha Caroline you were so wrong.
It’s funny, though. In a lot of ways, January 1, 2013 looks a lot like January 1, 2012. I woke up in the same bed in New York City. I’m not hungover after a fun night. I gave Jimmy a high five for this, again. We then proceed to slowly walk to our favorite bagel shop to get our favorite NY bagels and lazily spend the rest of the morning catching up on TV shows.
But at the same time, everything is so different. Instead of returning to my apartment in CT today, I’ll be going home to MA. Instead of being a full-time employee, I’m a full-time student and starting my own business.
It’s crazy how life is constantly changing. A lot of times you don’t even realize just how much until you look back. I used to hate change, but now I appreciate how it keeps life interesting. It keeps us guessing. I’m excited to see what changes 2013 has in store for me.
My hope is 2013 is that I don’t look back. That I see today as a clean slate. That I don’t let who I was or what I’ve done in the past limit me moving forward. I already know I’m going to do this in one way by not letting the shy person I once was stop me from completing my yoga teacher training, something I really, really want.
So now for some of my 2013 intentions, just for fun.
I’m not just talking short weekend trips or week-long vacations to the beach (but there will of course be those too, hopefully lots!). I’m talking the type of travel that pushes my comfort zone, that opens my eyes, that teaches me life-long lessons. I have big travel plans for 2013 and I’m just crossing my fingers that they happen.
My goal most days is to laugh and have as much fun as I possibly can. But I also want to laugh at myself. Laugh it off. Laugh through the tough times. Laugh at the small things. Laugh at everything. Laugh at nothing.
Put in 100%.
Whatever I end up doing, I want to put in 100%. Whether it be working a full-time corporate job again, starting my own business, side-hustling, whatever! I don’t want to do anything half-assed. If my hearts not 100% in it, I plan to let it go.
What are your 2013 resolutions or intentions? What was the biggest change that happened in 2012 for you?