2013 – a New Beginning?

January 1. 2013


It’s interesting to observe how many people are happy to see the end of 2012 and looking forward to a brand new start with 2013. I feel the same way. Now that 2012 is done, many are breathing a sigh of relief. It was a tough year for many, an intense roller-coaster ride that at times felt like it had derailed. Certainly, there were some stellar, happy moments too, but those seemed few and far between for many of us.

2013 holds promise of change, of new beginnings, and of new opportunities. If you’re tired of doing things the old way, gently let that go and look for a new way of doing things. When opportunity knocks, at least open the door to see what it has to offer. You never know if you don’t at least look!

Better yet, step through the door and see what extra-ordinary awesomeness awaits you. If you don’t like what you’re seeing or experiencing, you can always change your mind!

A couple of days ago I wasn’t sure if the 2013 would be any different to 2012. The energy felt odd and I still felt like I was on that roller-coaster. By last night, something had shifted in a good way. I’m not sure if the roller-coaster stopped or is currently coasting through a plateau, but whatever it is, it feels good.

It feels right.

I feel 2013 is going to be full of many extra-ordinary experiences, huge opportunity, and lots of fun and adventure.

It’s already started.

How do I know? Well, when you have cherry tree branches blooming in the middle of Winter, you know something extra-ordinary is in the works!

For me, it’s a sign that not only is Spring around the corner, but a sign of blossoming potential.

I’m ready.  Are you?




  1. Dwayne Poloway
    Jan 1, 2013

    Your story about your friend (Fido) taking on the role of an arborist–a specialist in the art of maintaining trees–may have a multitude of meanings and inspirations for different people. I specifically enjoyed the part where y0u felt annoyed because the dog chewed the tree. Bt you opened “a door” by moving on and attempting to salvage it and look at the outcome: so much good that came out of an incident that only can be realized by embracing the bigger picture. For myself; I have a tendency to get irritated at the small things and I need to suspend my reactions and evaluate the event in greater detail and extract the magic. Thank you to the “arborist” for the inspiration to continue to improve on something that I really want to master. Funny though Radka; ordinarily, it is us who opens the door for the dog.

  2. Shannon
    Jan 1, 2013

    Yes! I agree!
    In fact I was moved to reevaluate (and over haul) my fuel/ food choices on the 28th. I’m already reaping the rewards. Welcome 2013!

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