Funny how January 1st can inspire a person. I mean, I know you can always change and/or start over but for some reason the beginning of the year always seems so much more doable. I was watching the ball drop last night, ringing in another new year and I just felt like I needed to do something. I started making a list of things I would like to change (all have been things I have been mulling for quite some time) and settled on a few resolutions.
Everyone says you have to write them down for you to stick to them so that is exactly what I did. I have nicely typed list that I have put inside my daily planner so I have to look at it everyday. Hopefully it will actually help me make some positive changes. One I am really hoping to work on is saying "I'm sorry" so much. Terrible habit that I can't kick. It started during a really rough time last year when I wasn't feeling overly confident and now that I have some of that back, I need to change it. I know it annoys people but the fact that it annoys me should be enough to make it happen.
Over my vacation I read "The Help" which very well may have added to my little spurt of inspiration. I am still shocked at how the world was just 40-50 years ago. As I was reading the book I kept thinking man, this must have been SO long ago only to realize it really wasn't. Still hard for me to wrap my head around. In some ways we have come so far as a country but in others we have SO far to go. Acceptance is something that is ironic actually. Everyone wants to be accepted but there are always those that cannot accept other people. I have never understood that. For those that have not read the book or watched the movie (I did that last night!) I highly recommend it. I think it helped me think of different ways to inspire people to do what they feel is right for them. Make changes if needed but most of all, believe in yourself and what you are good at.
I hope January 1, 2012 helped some of you find something to work on in the next year. I know it sure helped me!