I took a bit of a blogging sabbatical. Yes, it was unplanned and it was apparently needed for my mind, body and spirit.Â Like most of you the holidays overtook my life with family member after family member visiting, places to go, things to do, and messes to clean up.Â But you may wonder where I was the weeks before that.Â As some of you know we had a tragedy strike our family the end of September.Â My 21 year old brother passed away from a car accident and he has left a hole in all of our hearts.Â I have taken the last few months as time to reflect. Reflect upon my life, reflect upon what I want for my family, reflect upon whether I spend enough quality time with my family (minus all the technology and gadgets!) and what my goals may be for 2011.Â Most of us rush into making new year goals and immediately start them January 1st.Â I am really not a fan of this. I am not a fan because for the most part people haven’t thought through how they are going to really reach their goals.Â They haven’t thought out what obstacles may come their way and how they will deal with those obstacles.Â We all have “stuff”. You know that “stuff” that makes life hard for us sometimes, that “stuff” that brings us down emotionally, mentally and physically.Â Its important we take time to clear out that “stuff” from our mind, body and spirits.Â Think of it as taking out the garbage.Â If you leave the garbage in your house for months and months that stuff will STINK!Â I suggest you take a mini-sabbatical each and every day to decompress from the hustle and bustle of life.Â Take time to clear your mind, move your body and let your spirit soar. Get rid of any “trash” that is floating around inside you and make room for great things to happen in your life.Â Don’t rush into new year resolutions. Instead step slowly and with great care because life is a great balancing act (okay, I think that part may be Dr Seuss!).Â Live your life, find your passion, be all you desire.
From my family to yours Happy New Year!
ps. my blogging sabbatical is over