Happy New Year!
Did you enjoy your holidays? Made any resolutions? I have decided this year to take a different approach to the New Year. Not that 2012 was terrible – in fact it was the opposite. At the beginning of 2012 I “won” a trip to Boca Raton, Florida as a reward for being in the top quartile of my position within the company I work for, eventually I received a promotion in April. I had a chance to visit my best friend who lived in South Korea and we gallivanted through Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia in February and March. I was accepted to the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in May and moved to Toronto in August as well as received a transfer around the same time. Starting school after having a year off was quite an adjustment… as well as only working part time (and only receiving a part time pay cheque! Yikes!). While all that was happening, I had some personal health problems I was and am dealing with… hence the birth and renewed dedication to this blog and my health!
Have I decided to slow down? Not really! Instead I have taken the opportunity to reflect and assess 2012 and figure out what I want out of 2013. I find it amusing when people list off to me their resolutions that seem so permanent and complete in January… however… by the time March rolls around those resolutions have fleeted and we assume our lives as usual. I do not necessarily believe in the tradition of making (and breaking) resolutions. I think in my 24 years of existence, I’ve only really stuck to one resolution.
After the whirlwind year I’ve had — I’m focussing on renewing inspiration. I believe that a New Year doesn’t necessarily mean that we have to become a new or better person – just have to find a renewed sense of inspiration. I’m sure you can tell that I’m inspired by food and how it can healing it can be. I’m incredibly passionate about the topic and can really ramble on for a long time before I catch myself (haha). I’m also inspired when teaching people about the goodness that nutrition provides and especially when they are curious themselves! In 2013, I’m focussing my energy on things that are inspiring to me and give me that sense of accomplishment and growth – whether it be creating new recipes, immersing myself in a positive environment, be around inspiring people, writing blog posts, or volunteering at a local food bank or co-op. Toward the end of 2012 I got lost and caught up in so much change. At the same time, reflecting on these experiences have really grounded me and I’m ready to bring on 2013 and make it a year that counts! So tell me, what inspires you in 2013? What makes you passionate? I’d love to hear your thoughts!