new year, new word: driven



If you’re like me, then you’re already setting your goals for 2012. Your laptop overfloweth with spreadsheets and to do lists and you even keep notes on your smart phone. Bear in mind that I did preface this blog post with “if you’re like me.” We are Type A creatures of habit, aren’t we? Always looking to improve; always subscribing to the Scarlett O’Hara outlook on life. After all, tomorrow is another day.

Thank goodness 2011 is over. Good riddance! I recently tallied up that about every 9-10 years I have a rotten one, and 2011 was the rough patch I was due, I suppose. I feel like I was living my own bizarro version of John Lennon’s “lost weekend” over the course of the last 18 months but without May Pang. In the words of Facebook: Unlike.

Toward the end of the year, I already felt change coming. I bought P90X, cleaned out some closets in my life and started to get excited about auspicating the new year with peace and calmness instead of mayhem and debauchery. I was already dreaming of symbols of change and literally seeing the word DRIVEN in my dreams. I felt a connection with that word when I meditated. That’s my word for 2012. What’s your word?

I’ve got some goodies planned this year for sure. Adventures that cost major money but will bring me infinite fulfillment in my ROI, and I’ve already got my spreadsheet open to calculate how I will pay for it all.