Monday, December 31, 2007

with 25% less fear!

I stopped making resolutions years ago - something about never keeping them started to feel like a real downer. So instead I use the time to reflect on the past year and renew my intentions in a more general way for how I hope to evolve next. So aside from our upcoming baby shower I've decided 2008 is the year of fearlessness. To say yes more often, with more courage, standing up and embracing the unknown and the known and the next right thing. Falling down will be okay too.

And I can't wait. Happy New Year, village. I can't wait to see what mountains we move next.

31 comments:

fiwa said...

Happy New Year! I started reading your blog a couple of months ago, and I love it. You've changed some of my attitudes and perceptions, and for that I thank you.

painted maypole said...

yes!

(have you read Chani's new years post yet?)

Happy New Year!

carrie said...

I'm all for it.

Happy New Year to you all! :)

Carrie

flutter said...

In honor of you, I just have to tell you, I got my confirmation emails.

I am now a volunteer with Desert Hospice of Arizona and the Make a Wish foundation.

Happy New year :)

Jennifer said...

Bring it on!

Joker The Lurcher said...

i'm with you there gal. i plan to tell people i love that i love them, and i hope that will include myself, at least some days! thanks for all your inspiration this year.

Amy Y said...

Me too, Mama, me too!
Happy New Year!

jen said...

FIWA -Hey! Thank you.

PM - of course i saw Chani's post..she's a wise woman - teaches me things all the time.

Flutter - my heart is pattering a bit faster.

All - woohoo. thank you.

NotSoSage said...

Babe, I'm hoping that my first post back will be a good news post about the volunteer network that I'm hoping to start. Here's hoping I catch the powers that be in a good New Year's Cheer kind of mood.

Happy New Year. xoxo

KC said...

Happy New Year to a dear friend. Thank you for everything. xo

thailandchani said...

May you have peace this next year. :)

Sober Briquette said...

Happy New Year.

This is just what I was thinking.

meno said...

You and Chani.

YES!

ms chica said...

I will continue my tradition of falling down, too. It's good to know I won't be alone.

Amanda said...

Happy new year, beautiful friend. I know I count 2007 as a treasure for having found you. Peace and joy in abundance.

ewe are here said...

To fearlessness, indeed.

Happy New Year, Jen.

Beck said...

Happy new year! Fearlessness is a wonderful thing to aim for.

Susanne said...

Happy new year to you too. Fearlessness feels right for you. I'm choosing only one word too.

wheelsonthebus said...

Fearlessness. Perfect. (Except for Benjamin -- we're hoping he gets more fear.)

Happy New Year.

Emily R

Kyla said...

I can't wait to see what adventures come your way. I already think you are pretty fearless, dear.

I'm not making a resolution...more of a wish. No hospital stays in 2008! Its worth a shot, right?

Mrs. Chicky said...

Happy New Year! Resolutions are for suckers. How about Revolutions instead of Resolutions?

Jen M. said...

YES!!! No fear!

Happy New Year to you!

Janet said...

I like it. Go forth! I'll follow.

BOSSY said...

Excellent idea - although Who Is Bossy If Not Chronically Disappointing Herself? Happy New Year, friend.

liv said...

in a strange way, i feel that making the leap into unknown situations has been my fear killer. chipping away at my need to control things has been very liberating. great suggestion, my sister.

QT said...

Happy New Year woman. Meeting you was definitely a highlight of 2007 that I won't ever forget.

I'm glad you'll be there if I fall down...oh who am I kidding, WHEN. :)

Aliki2006 said...

Happy New Year!

Ally said...

I say hurrah to this! Hurrah!

cce said...

Your baby shower is one of the few things I'm saying yes to this year as I am having a ME ME ME year. It will be fun to see what the village gets going in 2008!

anna said...

Hey, we share a resolution. I see it in terms of taking more risks but in essence it is the same. Last year was the only year I could even remember my resolution by December much less feel as if I had accomplished it and it was because I used Tuesdays on my blog to revisit it. It's a very interesting practice and I plan to do it again this year - would love company if you feel so inclined. In any case, here's to a year where fear's grip is loosened by at least 25%!

Magpie said...

You are too cool. You are what Maya Angelou meant when she talked of Phenomenal Women.