Willkommen. Last year, I wrote a similar letter to 2012. A welcome letter introducing myself. I'm sure you've chatted a little. Maybe even gossiped. Gossiped about my faults, the cracks in my wall, in my armor.
It worries me that we start with me being vulnerable already. Feeling like I have so much work to do and so little time with you to do it with.
I'm not making resolutions for us. Resolutions made on New Year's tend to be fudged, broken, ignored, left by the wayside. Rather than making large revolutions, I'm going to make an overall effort. An effort to improve myself. An effort to be more Wholehearted and to embrace my imperfections. Easier said than done? Perhaps. But I'm hoping you will be an ally.
I've always had a vision for where I would be at this point in my life (more later). That vision was not achieved, which is hard for me. Hard to admit that the plan I had isn't possible. But maybe there is a better plan ahead. Maybe 2013, you have bigger or better plans? Plans that I couldn't have foreseen, but are best.
Here's to a year of more ups than downs. More laughs than tears. More successes than failures. More hopes and dreams created rather than unrealized. And if that can't be so, may it be a year of lessons learned, growth achieved, worth realized, imperfections accepted and remembering that many things in life can wait... But The Sunset Won't.
To you 2013!