it's taken me a while but i've decided on my word for 2012 - enjoy. so often i think to myself, "if i can just get through this week" or "next month will be better", etc. i feel like i tend to wish away my days, - working to meet a deadline at work, hoping to get through a difficult meeting, looking forward to the next payday - and fail to enjoy each day as it happens, even if nothing major or particularly joyful occurs.
i remember when i was a kid thinking my parents were crazy when they used to comment about how quickly time goes by. i just wanted to be older, have more freedom and be an adult. now that i'm an adult, i'm already looking back and wondering where the last several years have gone and pondering how time will most likely seem to speed up as i get older. of course, with age comes responsibility and all of the things that make our days slip by unnoticed because we're so busy, stressed and worn out. i guess i can only speak for myself, but i know i'm guilty of that, anyway.
so 2012 is my year to enjoy. i want to be sure to enjoy things about each day - snuggling with my kitty, spending time with friends and the bf, pausing to be proud of myself when a project at work goes well, appreciating this great city i live in, etc. here's to a year of enjoyment!