2013 and Real Change

I woke up to 2013 and felt like a cynic looking at all of the more than chipper Facebook status’ and claims for the conquering of the world, life perfection and world peace coming in 2013. Am I the only one? 


The bell tolls 12 and suddenly it’s all made new? I don’t think so. I wasn’t always a cynic. I think I became one this year. In fact a long time good friend described me over Christmas as “the girl who always was so alive and full of energy and had a crowd around her and made people feel amazing and could light up a room.” Thanks. But Eeyore woke up this morning. The girl in me that craves real change and not fake change or lip service just was not buying perky Facebook declarations. My 2012 started as one of the best years.. and well.. let’s just leave it at that… it left a lot to be desired. The morning of 2013 and the feelings and realities that came with it was a stark reminder that all the ills of the year were not magically better just because the bell tolled 12. 

Though my jetlag was surprisingly sorted! Due to 2 delayed flights, a plane change due to mechanical problems, and missing the 3rd flight because of that long delay in Jersey (Shoulda been salsa dancing in NYC was the tantalizing view out of the window @ronrenaisance! lol) and arriving in Newcastle 9 hours later than planned, I went to bed. I slept 13 hours that night and uncharacteristically did what my body needed rather than be the socialite party-hopper I normally am. I feel GREAT today! 

I read this blog post early this afternoon after a morning of pondering why half the world is delusional with visions of grandeur when life is hard and painful, joyful and hope filled, but joy dashing and hopes dashing all at once. I saw some brilliant things in 2012.. long time goals realized, places visited, prayers answered, projects finished, travels galore, fittest maybe ever, more family time than normal, but it was a very difficult year with no answers and much pain in some parts of my life. Reading this blog post on God doing 10,000 things in our life every moment below was good medicine to lift my Eeyore spirit this morning. 🙂 Perspective is sometimes what we need not to be fixed, but to begin to fix our mind on the bigger picture. 

Excerpt: “Wisdom: God’s infinite wisdom always sees a way to bring the greatest good out of the most painful and complex situations. “Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!” (Romans 11:33).

Every moment of 2013 God will be doing 10,000 things in your life 

On that note here are a few posts I offer on change for those of you who like the New Years sorts of resolutions. 

2013 Health and Fitness: 16  small decisions

#17 How People Change: The Ultimate Change Agent (coming soon!) 

The object of a new year is not that we have a new year, it is that we should have a new soul. – G.K. Chesterton 

The beginning is the most important part for that is the time character is being formed. – Plato

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