A New Year, New Beginnings, & Balance

2008 only has hours left, and as I sit here pondering over what I have done with the time that was given to me over the last twelve months I have mixed emotions.

I am extremely grateful for the many blessings that I have been given. There are so many wonderful people that have touched my life. I have felt the love of friends and family, and they have helped me tremendously this last year. Our relationships with others are our sweetest gifts. For those of you who may visit here once in a while I hope you know how much you mean to me. 🙂

I have learned a lot. Some of those lessons I have learned the hard way, and some I am still in the process of learning. I feel I have grown and been stretched and struggled. There are things that I regret and there are always the “wish I had done’s” “Would have’s” and “Should Have’s”. However, despite some hard times there has been laughter and warm memories made. This is the simple story in which we live. We Live and Laugh and Cry and Die, and it is all worth it.

Moving Forward, I realized that I have the habit of thinking in an “all or nothing” attitude. If I set a goal for myself I want to achieve in completely in the way my mind expects, and so I have been often disappointed. This year I want to find a genuine balance in my life. I want to Live in a Happy Medium. I have loved that Philosophy with my mind for a long time now (ever since I read “A Wrinkle In Time” by Madeline Le’Engle in grade school). I want to find balance between Good Work and Leisure Time, Family and Friends, and School and the other million things that make up our days and in reality make us who we are. I want to make the most of the time I spend doing a certain thing. If I am working on a project I want to give that project my full attention instead of trying to do three things at once and not give 100% to any of them.

By Finding Balance in my life and focusing that balance I look forward with High Hopes to the New Year, and I wish all those who might stumble across this little ramble of mine a year filled with the best things: Love, Laughter, Light, and Life.