The break was just what the doctor ordered.
First and foremost, it was R-E-L-A-X-I-N-G!
No, there's nothing wrong with your eyesight. That word actually came from me. Really.
For a brief moment in time, I think I actually achieved Zen-ness (is that a word?).
Along with the relaxation, I also had a lot of time to reflect on the last year. I'll be the first to admit that 2009 was not one of our finest. If you must know, I'm kinda glad to be rid of it.
During one of my introspective episodes, I dubbed the last 365 days The Year of Good Intentions. And you know what they say about good intentions, don't you?
The year started off innocent enough. I had plans. Big plans. Small plans. You name it, I was going to do it. Exercise more. Be more organized. Do more to help others. [Go ahead...insert more of the same here.]
As the year progressed, one by one, each one of my little resolutions dropped like flies. Seems I had a little problem with something called follow-through.
Then came the holidays. And nothing magnifies one's faults like the holidays. So all those great crafts, baking, gifts and decorating I was going to do? Nope. Didn't do any of it.
The funny thing is, this was one of the nicest Christmas's on record. No pressure, no deadlines, just downtime. Lots and lots of quality downtime.
As for my resolutions this year?
Prioritize. Commit to less but do what I commit to. Can I do it? Good question.
Come March or April, I'll let you know how its going.