Instead of sleeping in, as I normally would when I'm emotionally exhausted, I woke up early and attended my 5am Fit Body Boot Camp class. It was funny because the only people there were our fitness instructor, myself, and one other person. It felt good to start today this way. Afterwards, we stretched and discussed how I despise the month of January and February because of people's New Year resolutions to exercise. They crowd my fitness and yoga classes making it too close for comfort. Don't get me wrong. I applaud those who make the choice to add fitness to their daily life. I just don't like it when they encroach on my fitness routine. :) Selfish...I know.
After the workout, I returned home to begin my day with my healthy breakfast of oatmeal and a hot cup of yummy coffee. I relaxed, hoping that I would be tired enough to take a nap before taking on my day of pampering, making art, and preparing for a nice evening with my family. In the past, I used to spend New Year's Eve making a final piece of art for the year. I haven't done that in a while. Maybe I will get that chance today. I did finish creating 3 new Mizzles.
This year I'm staying home...well, my second home. I thought with the news we received earlier in the week about my dad that it would be best to spend tonight with family. I don't believe in making New Year's resolutions. They are created with the intentions of changing one's self. Although, to change is well intended, but we are creatures of habit and I feel it is best to spend the time to acknowledge who we truly are and create realistic goals. I haven't really come up with goals for myself, but I will soon. At the moment, I am hoping 2013 brings me new worthwhile friendships, stronger bonds with current true friends, an unbelievable amount of laughter, tons of new happy family memories, lots of art, maybe love, and a healthy, tumor-free dad.
To all of my Mizzle Adventures followers, fans, and greatest supporters, have a safe and fun New Year's Eve! I wish all of you a happy, healthy, successful, and fulfilling 2013!