Thursday, January 2, 2014
Today I'm celebrating more than a new year, I'm also celebrating my birthday! This feels like a big year for me because exactly one year from today (January 2, 2015), I'll turn 60! Yep, the big 6-0! Wow! Even as I type these words, I can hardly believe it!
I recently heard an interview with Oprah talking about how she felt about the new year and her upcoming 60th. birthday. She said that she's never felt better about her life. "Every year you have another chance to try again to get it right." I like that.
Last night I got a birthday email from my son that said, "it's the beginning of the life you always wanted." I think that is a great way to think about the transitions in our life, they are new beginnings and worth celebrating!
With retirement just a few years away; I've been thinking about what’s next. Of course my family will continue to be my main focus, but I also want to put more effort into achieving my writing goals. I've put them on the back burner for far too long. I'd also like to blog more often on Poetry Friday. I love being part of this community, but I often worry that I don't have anything interesting enough to post. I'm trying to get over that and let myself have fun with it. I have a tendency to talk myself out of the things I want to do, so that's another area for me to work on this year.
Having goals and pursuing a dream keeps the heart young. I chose to share this poem because it reminds me that that being old is more than just a number, it's how we choose to look at life.
Next week, I'll share my One Little Word for 2014. I put a lot of thought into the word I want to guide me through the year. I think it's a great word for where I am right now in my life, and I can't wait to share it with you. How about you? What is your One Little Word.
Betsy is hosting today's Poetry Friday over at I Think in Poems.