Jan 9, 2012

Endings and Beginnings

Christmas came and went.  Quick. Just like that. And now we find ourselves in the month not coincidentally named after Janus,  ancient Roman mythology's two-faced god that looks both to the past and the future. He is the god of both endings and beginnings, the god of doorways and transitions. Totally appropriate.                                        

All confident I was going to eat 2011 alive I  came in with guns blazing, all cocky with my post I had crossed out #1 on my year's bucket list so early in the game.  Running a new race distance was just one of the several things I set out to do. And then kaput. First helping of humble pie.  #2, for me, just didn't happen. It was a relatively simple goal.  Step into the kitchen and make something. Anything really. I  stepped into the kitchen a lot (half a check for that) only it was to sort and organize.  In all honesty, I'd rather clean the bathroom than cook but  I was more determined than ever I'd whip up some new dishes. I joined a cooking class, listened intently, asked a ton of questions, took down notes, went home and replicated the dish that very evening.  Just that once.  Never again.   Remind me next time to resolve not to make any more resolutions. Or maybe I can keep putting it out here so I'm forced to get around to it. 

For starters I've learned not to get too crazy with the list. And so for this year I shall, in no particular order accept, listen, read, embrace and reach out.

I want some parts of me to be like this child again: wide-eyed and eager to face the world, less cynical, less skeptical.  

Let's see.  


Nona said...

Happy New Year dear Sann! May it be filled with wide-eyed wonder and broadening perspectives as you had wished for : )

Call me a foolish optimist, but I do believe in resolutions. They symbolize hope. They remind us we are all a work in progress. It's those strict, itemized to-do lists that I've personally had trouble with. But if you keep your resolutions broad and philosophical... I've found they do come true. Really.

Cheers! I'm always rooting for you!

Rone Valles Guerrero said...

I never ever do all that I say I will do so this year I am keeping it simple and focused! Good luck to us.

Barni said...

Child-like wonder is a worthy resolution. Achievable I think if we continue to hope for the best, even if life has taught us to expect the worst. Let's help each other shall we?

Here I go, rebooting 2012 in 3, 2, 1...Happy New Year!

Cely said...

I have never been good on resolutions because they are usually blown by February. "Qui vivra verra" as we say here. After all, life is unpredictable and I like letting it follow its course. And I always have your old saying in mind (which I love!): "Yesterday is History, Tomorrow a Mystery and Today is a Gift".

So, as you said, let's see :-)

Nana said...

Yes. Let's all do this girls!