A Real New Year

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Day 29 ImageOn January 1st 2015 I am NOT:

  • Going on a diet
  • Starting an exercise program
  • Enrolling in a class
  • Joining a webinar
  • Or participating in any of the hundreds of “must do” things that are being pushed right now.

Want to know why not?

Because in Seattle January 1st is winter time!

Because winter time is NOT the time to start things.

Having an abrupt end to this season of celebrating is tantamount to saying “up yours!”


Those things begun in January are usually discarded by early spring.


Because: “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” ~ Edith Sitwell

As far as I am concerned on January 1st (and into late-February), your time is best spent getting in touch with what YOU desire.  Not doing what everyone else is doing for fear that you are missing out!

Let me tell you some things I KNOW for sure:

  • You will not miss anything important if you first go inward to find YOU.
  • You must go inward on a regular basis, not just once and forget about it.
  • You will begin and begin again.

Want to know what I AM going to be doing beginning January 1st?

I am going to be. Period.

Will you join me?


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  1. Martha Lueg  December 31, 2014

    I love this. What a wonderful refocus. Of course this makes sense! Spring is the time for rebirth… Winter is the time for contemplation and ordering …

    Thank you. That is what I will be doing also.

  2. JoJo  December 31, 2014

    Brilliant! I love the dark and it’s about time I embrace the winter months for the amazing time that it is — instead of running around “doing.” Thank you so much — you are one wise woman!

  3. Lynn Davis-Smith  December 31, 2014

    Good thoughts, Diane. I always see it as a time to “re-group”.

  4. Cheryl Bisceglia  January 1, 2015

    Diane, this is really a wonderful post and this perspective resonates deeply with me. Thank you for sharing this wisdom.


  5. Patricia Hansen  January 6, 2015

    Diane, you have such awesome wisdom. The post is great and I’m in for me it’s one step, one day, at a time. Thanks for the encouragement and the post.


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