In Search of: Life to the Full in 2012

If you read my last post about travel plans, you know I’ve been thinking a lot about 2012.  (Not to worry, I’ve also been spending time enjoying precisely where I’m at.)  I just happen to think there’s absolutely nothing wrong with getting excited about what lies ahead.  And it would seem 2012 will be worth getting excited about. 

There were a lot of things in 2011 I loved.  But it was also a year of healing and getting situated and figuring out what the hell I was doing.  At the end of last year, I took part in a blogging event meant to help sift through thoughts about the year and set some intentions for the year ahead.  My very first post was called One Word, in which I chose a word that described the current year and picked a new word that I hoped would describe 2011.  The word I chose for 2011 was harmonyI hoped all the travel and adventure and braveness would come together and feel like harmony by the end of 2011. 

So how did I do?  Not bad.  I wouldn’t say the entire year was harmonious.  It was tumultuous at times.  It was heartbreaking.  It was brave.  But all-in-all, I’d say it did come together to feel like harmony.  Because I think all of those things needed to occur to bring me to this place.  And today — today I feel ready to take on another year.  I’m excited.  I think seriously good things are around the corner.  Hell, seriously good things are already here.

So here’s what I really liked about choosing a word for 2011:  when faced with a difficult situation or making a decision, I often thought of my word.  I asked myself — is this going to make harmony, or will it make more of a mess?  Seriously.  I did that.  And I think it helped.

So for 2012, I want a new word — a new theme.  I’ve been thinking about what my word should be, and I’ve realized this year is more of a phrase year.  My phrase for this year is:  to the full.

I want to take chances, have adventures and travel.  I will do what I want regardless of the opinions of others.  I choose to be open to opportunities.  I will go with the flow, with the moment, with my intuition.  This coming year will be lived to the full.  Even the smallest moments — I’m going to soak them up.  Perhaps you’ll join me in choosing a theme for the year?

In the next few days I’ll sit down and put some thought into 2012.  What do I want to accomplish?  What sounds like fun?  Nothing too detailed.  Nothing that requires strict following to the “T” — just a little something to start the year in a good direction, to get me thinking of what to the full really means.  I definitely have a few things I want to accomplish, and I have some fun ideas the get the year started all smiles.

Actually, the first thing is to paint a few accent walls in my apartment!  This will be my first attempt at painting anything with color, and I’m seriously excited and bit freaked out.  Luckily, I have Angela to help!  So that’s where I’m headed next — to Home Depot to pick up a few cans of Cozumel and a handful of paint supplies.  Pictures to come, peeps!  (Keep your fingers crossed for me that this goes well!)  Until next time, do you have a theme for 2012?  If so, I would love to hear it!

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