Happy 2013!

As far as new year’s resolutions go, I suck. I always have such ambitious — and specific — plans for the year, and yet, by the time February rolls around, I’ve usually abandoned them. And this year, it looks like I still suck! Imagine posting resolutions well into the second week of the new year!

This time though, I thought I’d change it up a bit and just go by a few “rules” — hmmm, more like attitude changes that I hope will inform how I behave throughout the year. I think attitude change, more than the actual resolutions themselves, informs how we make things happen in our lives.

For this year, I’m keeping in mind three things:

1. Say yes to everything the universe has to offer. I think this attitude will make me more open to new things, new experiences — and yes, even the painful ones — and allow me to be more accepting and receptive to whatever is new in my life as well as help me cope with whatever challenges, disappointments, hardships, heartbreak that come my way.

2. Believe that anything can happen, and it will. It’s a matter of focusing my mind on something. I’ve noticed that half of what gets goals accomplished is the attitude. If I have a positive outlook in what I am doing, it makes the job possible, doable and easier.

3. Embrace something new. When I turned 30, eons ago, I made a promise to myself to do something I haven’t done at least once every year. I haven’t exactly done this every year, but I’ve managed to do them most years. What’s important is that there’s an awareness that I should be fearless in experiencing/discovering something new. It made me more open to trying new things.

I think this covers everything, right? Bring it, 2013!

[photo from terrie.tumblr.com]

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New year, new blog

The thing about moving blog addresses, just like when one is actually moving to another house, is that everything becomes chaotic, so bear with me while I find my way around this site and fix glitches as they show up. And just like a new resident, I am missing my old address and wondering if I made the right choice of transferring here. Time will tell, I guess.

Funny, though. I had wanted to veer away from what was familiar when I was choosing how this blog would look like, but I invariably ended up gravitating toward what I was used to. I realized I was more set in my ways than I thought. Or maybe it’s just a matter of old habits dying hard?

That’s a good thought to reflect as we start 2013, though: Habits that need breaking have to be broken. Onward.

[image borrowed from chibilicious.com]