There is something pretty neat about today’s date, don’t you think? How has your first day of 2011 been? Mine has been uneventful – mostly work, an errand, a long yin yoga class. One thing I keep thinking about is themes and words for 2011. I shared yesterday that my word for 2010 was vibrance, and it was the first time I had really shared that aloud, on or off the blog. I remember when I picked the word just under a year ago, I practically whispered it in my head. Vibrance had never been a word I really identified with. I used to look at people who radiated energy and wonder how they did that. Now, occasionally, I get told I radiate energy. It still confuses me. It is kind of like an identity crisis.
Another identity crisis: staying up until midnight last night without even trying. This was the sixth New Year’s Eve I spent with my husband. We are firm believers of spending New Year’s sitting on the couch. Some years we cook a fancy meal, some years we have pizza. Yesterday was homemade pizza made with an almond flour crust (from The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook). Except my husband calls it flatbread, because “we can’t call it pizza when it’s not pizza” – despite the semantics, he likes almond flour baking and cooking so yay for that. As we were munching on pizza/flatbread (tomato paste spiked with herbs and garlic for me, basil pesto saved from the summer in the freezer, and some Daiya, whereas his side was more flatbread-ish and consisted of cheddar and sausage and no tomato sauce), I remarked this was the first time I was awake on New Year’s Eve in the hours leading up to midnight, which was a new feeling considering it was our sixth New Year’s Eve together. I guess that is what happens when one makes lasting changes that make a lasting impact, but it is still so odd to me at times.
I am still mulling the word for 2011. Stamina is one of them, shine is another (I keep thinking of the pretty lights above which is why I am liking the word shine), but there is also gratitude and kindness and yes that feel right to me right now. As for resolutions – well, I am still easing into 2011, so I am still deciding on those. Last year, I resolved to make no resolutions or goals, and just focus on vibrance (I made that decision sometime in late February incidentally) and in a lot of ways it worked out. In others, I wish I had made goals, so those might be the goals I embrace this year.
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