The holidays are over and I feel like I can take a deep sigh of relief. The stress of shopping and presents and events to go to is over and I can finally settle back into the routine of every day life. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends!
2010 was a year of extreme growth for me. I made a point of actively sorting and sifting through a lot of really difficult issues. I quit smoking and started running. I traveled to places I have never been and also went back to a place I consider to be my home away from home. I have ventured into the world of being a couple and have learned so much already about what being in a relationship really means. I was able to survive my first bout of nursing burn out and have experienced so much as an ICU nurse.
I've never been a big fan of resolutions. I feel like they end up being too ambiguous, obnoxiously specific or completely idealistic, so I like to choose themes for the year... a word that will be the foundation for the next 365 days. I have decided that for this upcoming year... 2011 will be defined by the word peace. I think over the next few days I will have to decide what that looks like for me. I think it will have a lot to do with having balance in my relationships, work, and mental, emotional and physical health... having a contentment that runs deeper than my circumstances and a sort of "come what may" attitude towards life. I'm excited to see what 2011 brings.
Happy New Year Friends!
What resolutions have you made for yourself this year?
What would your 2011 word be?