It is that time of the year again, to reminisce on the past year; both the good times and hardships. I sound like a true cliche, but it is really true, the older I get, the faster time moves. Through the years, I have had many life lessons that I have carried with me; a building block to help me attain and maintain wisdom. One lesson is instead of having a new year’s resolution, I have a theme for that year. That way it is easier to maintain and I don’t feel bad about not sticking with it.
I don’t have a theme for 2022 yet. One thing is for sure, 2021 was a year of change for me. I quit my full time job and entered into private practice solely. I feel in order to carry out that change, I needed to get rid of my doubts and perceived mistakes from the previous year, so they won’t spill over into the new one. I view the new year as a fresh start, a new game, waiting to be played.
If you want to think of a theme for your new year, to help you have a clearer mind to assist you in thinking of one, let’s get rid of your doubts and perceived mistakes that you have carried with you thus far. If you are physically able to, get a piece of paper and write down the hardships you have faced this year. And, hardships are not always necessarily all bad. They may have caused some doubts or have been mistakes you have made, but ultimately they served as a lesson. Anyway, if those hardships are a burden rather than a vehicle for enlightmnment, then add them to the list. When you have those hardships all on the list, read them over and them crumble up the paper. Crumble it up tight. Then, make the winning shot into your trash can. The hardships didn’t defeat you, rather you defeated them, and now they are gone. You won the game. You are still here, ready for the next game, year 2022. So, now, I ask you again, what will your theme for 2022 be?