Year of the Horse
Happy New Year! I feel like a lot of us are still yawning and stretching to get out of our 2013 beds. As the years pass, I become more comfortable with that being the way I roll into a new year. I feel like I usually meander into the new year at a slow pace and then suddenly I’m running at full-speed all over again before I’ve had enough time to craft a feasible plan on how to take better care of myself, my loved ones and my future. This year, I’d like to be more thoughtful and specific about my list of goals and wishes for the days to come, so I’m giving myself more time to mull it all over. It works for some to jump in, but I think it’s OK to let yourself off the hook from becoming an entirely “new you” when you open your eyes on the first day of January if that feels too daunting or unrealistic. Plus, I know one of my intentions for 2014 is to not put so much pressure on myself–so, I’m already following through! Ha.
This year is the Year of the Wooden Horse and, from what I’ve gleaned, it’s a good year for travel, to “go for it” and take chances, but not for everyone or for every scenario. For me, that means I need to know my limits and map some things out, so my mind can work in harmony with my gut instincts about those leaps. I’m also not a harmonious Chinese zodiac sign to the horse, so the word on the street is that those who aren’t a Horse, Tiger, Dog or Sheep should be a bit more cautious about their choices. Good to know because I have a lot of big decisions and plans to make this year! I’ll post my list once I get it all sorted out.
How do you like to embrace a new year? I love to hear about other people’s processes. Best wishes to you all! Remember to put being kind to yourself first on your list. ♥