Facing a new year

Christmas is behind us again and now many of us take the time to reflect on the coming year. This practice is something I do periodically throughout the year, but in this week between the Christmas and the New Year I find it more valuable to assess where I am and what baggage or false assumptions I have to unload.

Like my heroine Madeline, I have a set of assumptions about what I should be doing and what I am capable of. And this year I took some steps to push myself over the edge of some assumptions. Most notably, this website. I’m not ashamed to say that it all seems like magic to me. But I jumped in and got WordPress for Dummies and gave it a shot.

You’ll see that there is a lot of content still to be filled, but I’ve overcome the biggest hurdle. My own limitations.

There have been a lot of changes in my life in the last three years. I think of myself as someone who sees opportunity in change so I have made the most of each change as it came along.

As you reflect on the ending of the year and think of the opportunities that 2012 brings, will you challenge yourself to try something new, something you don’t think you can do?

Happy end of 2011 and -despite the dire predictions – I say bring it on 2012!