Most people make New Year’s Resolutions as we shift from calendar year to the next on January 1st. For me, the beginning of the school year always dangles the hope of a fresh slate and new beginning. This is even more true since I moved to academia. Today is our first day of classes today and I’ve drafted a motto or series of resolutions for the new year. It is going to be a good one.
This year I resolve to be present in my school and life
To enjoy the pleasure of time with friends and family
To reflect on the beauty of the Midwest with its rust/gold falls and chartreuse/jade springs
To do my best and delight in finished tasks
To allow distractions and worries flow over me like rain off a duck’s ass
Live my life