I've never made New Years resolutions before but a few "unconventional" ones occurred to me as I pondered how fast the years are going by. My New Years resolutions are simple to write in words - but won't be easy to carry out because each one addresses a weakness of mine.
Play with abandon. Don't take life too seriously. Shyla is teaching me this one - because she navigates the world most confidently when I don't take anything too seriously!
Notice the wisps of beauty, like a withering leaf bathed in a ray of sunlight. A day that might, at first glance, seem cold and barren might contain some nuggets of beauty if I look for them.
Make the most of every moment with those I love because no one knows how many moments we get. Try not to let too many days slip away without doing something memorable. Loving animals with short lifespans teaches us this lesson faster than anything else.
Do the things I love and keep trying to improve at each one, like my wildlife photography. The problem for me is that the list of things that I love to do is long... so I need to accept that I can't do everything everyday. After all, there are only 25 hours in a day :)
Take time to rest. For me, this is the hardest of them all. Dogs naturally excel at this one!