This time one year ago; my good friends Alex, Louise and I were jetting off on our South America adventure. We saw in the New Year with Brazilian traditions, dancing on a beach in the pouring rain in Florianopolis, Brazil (Read more about this in a blog post I wrote then). We each set goals, made resolutions and wishes for 2012; which we have mostly achieved. I like to think that we have grown as people and are generally becoming more awesome with each new rising sun 🙂
It’s hard to believe that it’s the last day of 2012! Unfortunately, it will just be a very busy work day and night for me on this yacht charter in the British Virgin Islands. As a stewardess / domestic goddess, being out at sea has crescendoed my thoughts on the upcoming year. On my flight to the Caribbean, I made a list of general goals and resolutions for 2013 but they all seemed to be a bit up in the air as I am unsure of how 2013 will play out for me. At present, I have about four potential directions my life could lead. This ‘not knowing what I’m doing with my life’ frustrated me for a while but then I came across a quote that I tweeted ages ago, which has been retweeted a number of times by some of my followers:
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Fritjof Capra 1939
Of course I have an idea of how I would like things to pan out in the near future; however it is difficult to predict how things will occur. So Capra was spot on back in the day, 1939 to be exact, in saying that the best way to predict the future is to invent it!
Invent your future by mixing things up and reinventing your normal; get out of your mundane routine. I know you’ve been saying you want to do that something but you never get around to it. Enough!!! Life is short and what’s the point of waking up a grump each day? Carpe diem! Book that trip you have been daydreaming about, apply for that awesome job, enroll in that course you’ve had your eye on, do something everyday that surprises you (I’m sure that’s a lyric from the Sunscreen song).
As I have said before in a previous blog, everything happens for a reason but I think it’s more about timing. I’m mastering the act of going with the flow, following my intuition and walking the path that feels right. All I need now is to master knowing the right time to act, to leap at another potentially epic opportunity thrown in my direction.
Paulo Coelho puts this into perspective with some great advice for 2013:
As the first sun of 2013 rises I will be setting the breakfast table on the bridge deck, peering out at another spectacular sunrise view from out at sea (like my Instagram photo at the top of this blog post). As the sun peers through the clouds, I will take a slow deep breath, smile and know that exciting times are ahead for me in 2013.
Happy New Year to you all! May 2013 be everything you dreamed of and more! May you be well, may you be happy, may you be free!