It’s too early to say, it’s too early to say goodnight…*

*Lyrics from this sweet little song I heard watching a sweet little indie romance (which I was completely in the mood for) called happythankyoumoreplease. The song’s by Jaymay and it’s called Never Be Daunted. Good song inspiration for a year opener, wouldn’t you say?

Office progress at the end of 2011.

And now it’s time for the ubiquitous post on what the new year means to me. I know everyone’s doing it, and with good reason. Turning over a new calendar page can be quite bracing, forcing you to itemize your life, to measure your path and to judge it accordingly. Or perhaps it gives you a moment to cleanse your palate, to step back and say yesterday is gone, today is my focus. Turning over this calendar page (figuratively, of course – who has paper calendars anymore?) has been a most welcome occurrence as 2011 was an emotionally tough year for me. But it wasn’t all bad. I’m just glad to leave it behind, and start again.

So in this coming year I’d like to focus on finding my joy, celebrating, participating, trying,  joining even while things may not be perfect. This will be my year to remind myself that while I may not be thin enough/educated enough/experienced enough/wise enough/good enough/perfect enough I can still be proud of my efforts, and at peace with where I am. We’ll see if I get there, but I’m sure going to try. And to prove it, I’m going to share pictures of my office (which I shared on facebook a while ago) even though it’s not done. It’s not perfect. It’s not finished. But it’s started, and that’s the most important part right now. A marathon, after all, is measured at the end, not the beginning, and there’s no telling how far I’ll go.

Happy 2012, peeps. Thanks for reading, for being interested, and for taking me at my most imperfect perfect self. xoxo