Sunday, January 1, 2012

Hello 2012, I’ve been waiting for you

I dropped, or maybe fell into 2011 tired, emotionally exhausted and sick.  It took all my energy to make it through the holidays which felt rushed, stressed and unfulfilling.  Work felt like one disaster after another, followed by frustration and many moments locked in the women’s bathroom in order to hide my tears.  This was an action that wasn’t uncommon for that office and I wasn’t the only one who sought solace in a closed stall to either dry tears or take a deep breath…not only for the immediate frustrations but also because of the dismal and oppressive culture of that organization.

Now 2012 has moseyed in, calmly and with little fanfare.  I am rested, relaxed and happy.  I don’t know where this year will lead and right now I’m not so worried about it all.  Today is a day to lounge and curl up under the covers.  There is no need to take a deep breath to prepare myself for a stressful week ahead, so instead I will take long, slow, deep breaths to welcome in a new year and the next chapter of my life.

For me 2011 represented a year of allowing myself to be vulnerable, letting go, and trusting that the universe has a bigger plan for me.  I think that 2012 will be marked by exploration, inspiration and finding passion!

2 responses:

Team Serrins Springfield said...

Wonderful! What a nice relaxed post.

Najla said...

Thanks! I've been wanting to get back into writing and I figured I would ease back in :-)