Here we are again, at resolution time. Everyone makes them, some people file them quietly away in their own hearts, do better, try harder… while others are loud and flagrant about it – I. WILL. ACCOMPLISH. X. Hear me ROAR!!
What do these resolution enthusiasts have in common do you think?
Here’s a hint, 1 month. Okay, that wasn’t a hint it was the answer. One Month.
On average most people give up, GIVE UP, their desire to accomplish X after one short month. My Gosh, that is reaking sad.
So. If you have been with me awhile, you will have noticed this past year has been a tad dreadful. Ha. Let’s cut the bollox. This last year has been the very worst of my own short life and let me tell ya, that’s saying something.
However, I am pretty clearly able to see the silver-lining, that is the flip side to this awful down trodden year – and guess what folks. It’s ME.
Who am I? I have asked it one thousand times of my self. Well. Here I am. I come from a blood line of woman that were adventures and stubborn and passionate and above anything else – strong. Hearts, Heads & Bodies. Strong.
I have learned with definitive clarity what I am made of.
From the long look inside my self, choices upon choices, to this point today. It is very, very clear that I can formally say with clarity and honour – Mairidh mi. I WILL endure.
So here we are – resolution time again. To be honest I am not really one for resolutions – but I am one definitely for closure. In order that I might have closure from this last year – I am stepping forward not just timidly hoping that this next year might be better than the last, oh no. This year WILL be better than the last because I shall see it so.
I am embarking on a personal challenge. It is called 12×12. The Box that has held me prisoner for such a time that I had to turn inward to face the things that were upon my heart – now my dear readers that box is going to be securely and strategically broken down and recycled for some other unsuspecting soul to journey with – for I am HERE and let me LIVE!
Each month I will focus upon one task that will irrevocably challenge me, scare me, push me, or force me to break the bonds of my 12×12 box.
Each month, I will rise and concur and in the rising and concurring of the challenges I will most securely harden the new self which is… me. Years have gone by, living with identity of Mother, of Wife, of Youth Minister, of whatever… but even though – those identities are most securely a part of me – there is ME too. What is it that makes me really FEEL ALIVE? What brings me passion, and exhilaration? For that is the part of me that the box was enclosing in this last year – it’s been a dull sheltered sad existence – feeling that in losing those parts of me – or what I conceived to be losing – that I had also lost self. That was really my box I think.
Simply not true though. It’s been rather, evolution.
I haven’t marked out each task just yet (I have only a rough idea) as things may change or new challenges may arise spontaneously and I may choose to challenge in areas that I haven’t yet thought of – but here goes..
2013 12×12 Challenge
January: Polar Bear Swim.
Here are some Ideas…
The Great Walk
Mud, Run, Ride
Hike the Mt Kusim
White Water Rafting, In the Fraser River.
Bungy Jumping, (I’m mean pitching your self of a perfectly good bridge, Scary as Hell!!)
Grouse Mountain Grind.
Hike Cape Scott
Momar Adventure Race
Kayaking through the Broken Islands
Run in Central Park
Run a 10k
I am very open to ideas, do you have an Eco Adventure Tour Business? Pitch me your adventure and my friends and I will “Be Challenged”
2013 is going to be AMAZING!!
Your Box may not necessarily be the same as mine, maybe you need to grow in other areas – spiritually, mentally or whatever. For me the box contained my physical self – and that is what I plan to break free – but I challenge you think about the areas that are stunted and dark – which box would you like to break free of and be challenged with me!!
I am going to create a page – HERE. It’s going to be a running journal of the insight and triumphs that I experience as I go along through this next year. I would love to hear from you, if you choose to go for it to. Post about your own experiences and joys as you emerge from the 12×12 that was containing you.
This here is my favourite Pinterest board – it’s filled with things that remind me of my muchness!
Peace & Love,