2013 has been an interesting year, but I have to say, I’m not altogether upset to see 2014 on the horizon.
At the beginning of this year, my day job underwent a major restructure organizationally which meant I had the pleasure of readjusting to a whole new slate of “customers”, as well as a new string of managers—kind of a re-adjustment sandwich. Such a change might not have been all that bad if the sandwich filling wasn’t an on-call, stress loving product. Sitting here almost a year after everything went into place, I’m damned proud I’m still standing and not locked in a padded room.
Of course, in the middle of all the day job antics, I was writing my bo-hiney off; learning and honing my craft in preparation for publication. I made my plan early in the year and I worked it. The overall plan hasn’t chugged along quite as fast as I’d wanted, (see above re-adjustment sandwich situation with the stress-filled creamy middle) but it’s definitely progressed. Enough so that I’m excited about the months to come.
Where 2013 had a feel of, “Keep rowing and survive the storm,” 2014 seems to be hinting at, “Let’s get this party started.” You know how, when you walk into a room where cookies are baking, your tummy nearly flip-flops in anticipation because the mere scent of the yummy confections promises a hint of the future? That’s what the New Year is starting to feel like to me. The scent of change is pricking at my nose, tapping me on the shoulder, and luring my curiosity.
I am so ready for it. Craving it actually.
I have no idea what’s causing such a reading on my spidey-sense scale. Woman’s intuition? Wishful thinking? Too much time reading horoscopes? It will be interesting to look back on this blog a year from now and see how things end up. To see if 2014 ends up like when they bring a favorite book to life—only to miss the mark completely, or if it meets (or surpasses) my expectations.
Is anyone else where I am? Eager to walk into the New Year for the clean start it promises? Hoping to leave slow-and-steady-wins-the-race behind in exchange for leaps-and-bounds-improvements? Or do you try to manage your expectations a little more, protecting yourself from the backlash of disappointment?