Outside the window, as I write this post, I can see a bright blanket of white snow. What a great vision for thinking about the upcoming New Year. The snow makes things look new and fresh and clean. That's what I want to think about this first week of January. All the possibilities that are open to me for my life heading into 2013.
Yes, I know those same possibilities were there yesterday and all the days before that, but there is something special about a new year. Maybe it's the fact that I get to fill in a new planner and look at what will happen in the weeks and months ahead. Since the pages are blank, I feel as though I have more choices about what to put on them.
I think that's what I like about my profession. No matter who I am working with, I am helping them to clear their color palate. Wipe the slate clean so they can choose their colors. Yes, they could have chosen yesterday. Yet, sometimes it can seem that because the colors are already there, we have to work with them. It's hard to see beyond the mish mosh of choices all around us.
With a clean slate, the mind is open to new colors. New ideas. It's energizing and calming, empowering and joyous all at once!
Join me in looking forward to the unpainted picture of 2013 that lies ahead.