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Marching Forward Into 2012

02 Jan

Today’s date (1-2-12 ) is indicative of what this year is about for me. I’m all about progress—almost to a fault. If I’m not making progress, I’m irritable, short with everyone, and generally not the best person to be around. Progress energizes me. It’s better to me than your best cup of coffee. Coming off of a year like 2011—where I experienced more heartache, loss, and transition than anyone should at one time—I believe that if I survived all that, I better march into this year like someone chased me out 2011!

I have no reason to be looking back and living in the past. So when I got up this morning and said today’s date to myself, I heard it differently. I didn’t hear “one, two, twenty-twelve”, I heard the rhythm of the individual numbers, “one, two, one, two.” And as I sat here journaling, I began to picture myself in a parade with a marching band behind me. You know, you never see people walking in a parade looking back at the float to see if it’s following too closely behind them. They just keep marching steadily forward, “one, two, one, two,” trusting that whoever is behind them is doing the same.

That’s how I want to approach this year, as if I am at the front of that parade, with the marching band behind me, “one, two, one, two.” I have to keep moving forward, one foot in front of the other.  I can’t look back. I’ve gotta keep my eyes in front of me, all the while hearing that gentle rhythm, “one, two, one….” Can you hear it? Can you hear that gentle rhythm pushing us forward into this amazing new year of possibilities? If so, then march with me. “One, two, one….”

If you like this post, maybe you’ll like some of my other work.

An empowering way to start this year off right is to set a reasonable resolution that you can keep, and post it somewhere that you will see it every day. This is why I created these customizable beverage mugs. 2012 Resolution MugI have a great example of a reasonable resolution printed on this mug. It states, “I resolve to do more of what energizes me and less of what drains me.” You can use this one or create your own and have it printed directly on your mug! It’s not too late to set your resolution and march steadily throughout 2012. Click the image to order yours today!

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4 responses to “Marching Forward Into 2012

  1. Kicki

    January 3, 2012 at 1:53 am

    Beautiful!
    I’m marching with you Marlene … 😀

     
    • realnhonest

      January 3, 2012 at 11:37 am

      Thanks so much Kicki. 🙂 I really appreciate your feedback and support!

       
  2. Victoria C. Slotto

    January 6, 2012 at 11:37 am

    This is a wonderful attitude. Like you, I go a bit crazy if I don’t feel like I’m making some progress. I hope to read more of your thoughts and encouragment.

     
    • realnhonest

      January 7, 2012 at 1:29 am

      Thanks so much. I’m looking forward to regularly blogging. I’m really enjoying it and I’m excited about the opportunity to empower others through my life, my words, and my epiphanies. Looking forward to reading your work as well. Thanks for reaching out. 🙂

       

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