Wednesday, January 2, 2013

All the Possibilities of a New Year

by Hannah Reed/Deb Baker 

 I love beginnings (the opening page of a good novel, the start of something new and fresh,...) and 2013 is going to ‘bee’ awesome! Imagine – we could win the lottery this year. No, not the classic, chilling tale by Shirley Jackson sort of lottery, but the cash one.

Or how about the priceless kind, those we can’t put a price tag on?

For example, a new Baker joined the family at the end of the year, so watching Charlotte (the baby) and two-year-old Natalie, and Cassidy grow is going to be such fun. Make 2013 the year of the family. Embrace it.

This year, for me at least, will be one of focus, commitment to not getting dragged down by distractions. (2012 was a major year of distractions. Goodbye 2012!)

Let’s have more experiences this year, not hibernate inside our safe little cocoons. I’m taking a leap over the pond in March to do research in Scotland. Exciting, but scary at the same time.

2013 should also be a year of safety and good health for all of us. Start by watching this heartwarming video.

Maybe you've given up making New Year's resolutions that you break right afterwards. Instead, for 2013, why not reach just a little bit further, stretch just a little bit higher.

So strap on your seat belts and prepare for take off! The only one who can stop you.