2014 is off and running. Already, it’s the first week in February. Most of us here in North America are in the midst of freezing winter weather, it’s hard to imagine spring.
You know what, though – before we know it, it will be May. And many of us will be saying things like “Can you believe it, it’s already May? This year is going by so fast.”
That’s become such a common refrain we often hear, don’t you think? I hear myself saying it every year. As if caught unaware of the passing (rushing?) days.
I read a sentence the other day and it struck a chord…. “The year is made up of days.” I find myself going back to that phrase a few times the last few days.
What will this year be about?
The story of 2014 that we’ll end up telling ourselves in December is going to be the sum total of all our experiences, choices, and decisions we will have made throughout the year.
Whether we’re consciously making them or not.
Sure, we can coast along. Let things happen to us. Simply react to whatever is going on. Continue down the path that we’ve been traveling, even if it no longer gives us nourishment, pleasure, or a sense of fulfillment.
Or we can decide that this year, this time, we will make a choice to change.
To grab the reins once and for all and redirect our lives. To take a step, no matter how small, towards the life we’ve only imagined in our heads. To experience that which we want to experience.
So what’s the story of your 2014 gonna be?
Same old, same old?
Plain and boring?