Monday, January 02, 2012

New Beginnings

Technically we can start something new, set goals, break bad habits, and get about working hard on resolutions ANY time of the year.  There is nothing magical about January 1st.  Yet I am guilty and so is a vast majority of people by my observations of putting things off until that date.  The subconscious somehow knows that we only have a few weeks left to procrastinate, to eat to our hearts delight, to avoid exercise, to take off from work or use the holiday as an excuse to delay a project.  I get it.  The New Year allows us to have a clean slate.  We can file our shoulda's and coulda's under 2011 and stare 2012 down with determination.

I made the mistake of trying to implement several new goals for business two weeks ago only to find out that NONE of my clients wanted to interview new prospects until January.  Budgets had not yet been approved, or John would be out until after the Holidays, or they are too busy with End of Year closeout procedures.  As frustrating as that has been it does come with one very nice perk that will disappear tomorrow morning: 

A quick and delightfully easy commute! (since I was apparently the ONLY one stuck working these past two weeks)

But I am glad that everything is starting back up again.  Its time to really get my 2012 resolutions and goals implemented.  Its time for the kids to get back into a good routine.  It's time to say goodbye to the ups, downs, successes, and failures of 2011.  It's time for the opportunity to grab this new year and do something with it...even if that means sitting next to you in miles of traffic in the coming weeks.