This time next week, it will be a new year. Many businesses are resetting their budgets and expense accounts. Many of us will spend the month of January trying to get used to writing “2012” instead of “2011.” Many psychics & astrologers will receive lots of new clients who are eager to know what 2012 will bring for them. Overall, there is a spirit of optimism, hopefulness and bold ambition.
I’m not superstitious, but I will be cooking a large pot of black eyed peas on New Year’s Eve (an African American tradition that supposedly brings good luck). I will also be spending New Years Eve with the love of my life, my step son and my best friend(s) (supposedly whoever you’re with/whatever you’re doing on New Year’s Eve represents who you will spend the most of your time with/what you will be doing in the New Year). This week will be one where we will all be mesmerized by and fantasizing about the promise of the future.
But before you get too far into that daydream – think about what you’re going to do to tie up loose ends before the end of 2011. Look around your house and clean up some clutter. Get rid of clothes you don’t need anymore (especially those you can’t fit). Bonus points if you find a charity of someone in need to donate them to. Clean out that junk drawer or that table top. Do a thorough wipe-down/dusting. Maybe there is a friendship or relationship that got off track in 2011 that you’ve promised to reconcile in 2012. Don’t wait until January 1st or 2nd to make that call, do it now! Perhaps you’re off work this week and you’ve had a lifelong dream to do something. Take the first step now to try to make that dream come true… Sign up for online dating, check out the Small Business Association website for small business loans. Decide that today is going to be the day you stop eating emotionally. Whatever it is, take the first step today.
A new year is an excellent time to make changes and transitions in your life and I wish you the best of luck tying up those loose ends this week. Lord knows I have a few loose ends to tie tight!I sincerely hope that your 2012 is filled with love, peace of mind, prosperity and God’s grace & mercy. Here’s also hoping that the Mayans and Nostradamus were not right and 2012 IS NOT the end of civilization as we know it (lol)!