that one can actually embrace a new year
and truly make it "new."
I guess hurling firecrackers at it
or eating at a buffet stocked with enough food for 365 days
would be two possible approaches.
The first leads to wheezing, though,
while the second leads to heartburn -- trust me on that.
I'm actually feeling most hopeful about the year ahead
thanks to the layouts that I've been working on over the past week.
A few days ago, I created a layout about resolutions,
which helped me to really define what it might mean
to achieve a greater balance in my life.
It reminded me of what my principal likes to remind us of frequently --
our very lives are prayers. We lift them up as prayers.
Then yesterday, on the very first day of the new year,
I found myself standing at the kitchen sink
when a thought popped into my head:
I spend too much time focused on becoming rather than being.
By the end of the night, thanks to
I created a layout that helped me to clarify and shift my way of thinking
about what it means for me to "be" truly present in my own life.
Here's to fresh starts, and happy scrapping in the year to come!