I’m not really superstitious.
But I like that quote that says, show me how you spend your day and I’ll show you how you spend your life.
Based on that, I like to believe that how I spent the first day of the New Year would help me set the tone for my coming year.
- Friends & Love
In the very first minutes of January 1st, 2013, I toasted in the New Year surrounded by some of my closest friends and my lifetime partner, Mr. Kevin Redl.
- Great Coffee, Writing and Good Food
In the morning, Kevin made me a perfect cappuccino. I wrote in my journal and then ate a delicious breakfast of raspberries and yogurt along with our new favourite Ukrainian rye bread toasted to cracking perfection and smeared with crunchy peanut butter and cherry jam.
I went down to our apartment’s gym and did some weights and a little stretching routine.
- Cleanliness & Organization & Travel
We both cleared and cleaned and organized the apartment, packed our bags and started our drive to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a distance of about 1600 kilometres.
- Family & Love
In Kelowa, we stopped and spent the evening sharing a fabulous dinner with family.
And now I’m writing this as we travel through the Rocky Mountains. So far the roads are bare and dry & the scenery spectacular. (There was one tiny glitch…we stopped at Tim Horton’s for a quick lunch and my pannini was a sad and lukewarm affair. Thank goodness today was the 2nd! Imagine if I’d done that yesterday?? Clearly, I could have jinxed my entire year.)
Based on my little totemic ritual. My upcoming year is obviously going to be stellar.
Thanks to this system, I now know that 2013 will be filled with friends, love, good coffee, writing, healthy/tasty food and fitness. Our home will be clean and organized and our lives will include family, travel, and most of all…love.
Because we all know that the greatest of these is always and forevermore, love.