I type this fairly concise and unusually brief blog post as I am about to get ready to go to dinner and spend the last evening of this year with my beautiful sister. There is not much time to write a detailed account of the year just gone; nor do I want to. My memory holds the personal moments and my blog documents the times I wish to be shared with the great world wide web (or who ever chooses to read it).
It has most certainly been the year of change for me. This is not something I could have planned this time last year. I did not write a New Years resolution for the universe to create change, but somehow change has happened and I have played a significant part in making my current life the way it is. So I am a firm believer that 2014 will be one in which I create my own meaning and make my own choices, but the biggest learning will be in the things I cannot predict or plan. The learning will be in the hurricanes and waves that arrive unannounced, and from the people I spend each day of my life with. So with that in mind, I do not make resolutions, which in itself bring pressure and lack of freedom. But instead I remind myself of my values, I remind myself that it is only I who determines my choices and actions, and I embrace whatever is in store for me next.
Happy New Year to all.