I found myself saying this morning “I love this time of year!”
Why, because I’m an organizer, an organizer of my daughters activities , an organizer of my management teams priorities, an organizer of my home, and office spaces but mainly I’m an organizer of my life and all that it encompasses.
The beginning of a new year is that month for me that starts all things new. I’ve always been one of those people who set New Years resolutions and other than a few “dark” years when these milestones came and went, I most defiantly would achieve them.
If people are at odds at the ending of the year and beginning of the next, I wouldn’t know it. The end of the year deadline for me is that time set in stone when all bets are off, you have either accomplished your goals from the previous year or you have failed. Yes I’m one of those people who hate to fail, so I find satisfaction in my accomplishment as I make my new resolutions.
What the New Years brings to me is that I have a blank calendar (purposely left off standing conference calls in January) with NO commitments, NO meetings, NO out of town trips. I buy a new planner, to integrate with all things tech because I’m still a little old school and I look at the clean fresh pages left open to all the opportunity the New Year brings.
I love this time of year because I organize the old right out the door to bring in the new. I find myself looking for opportunities to better organize things around me knowing this will help my sense of peace in my surroundings. I love this time of year because as we change from the holidays to the New Year we are bombarded with things from the 2014 to reflect back on. For me reflection on the past is an opportunity to scrutinize those things I can do better next time and it is very much an opportunity to grow from.
“It’s all in the perspective” I find myself saying this all the time, so for me this time of year is the time to put the past year in perspective and plan for the next best thing, the next best new year to come!