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My 2013 Declaration

January 2, 2013
Wetzel Chronicle

So I've been thinking about this whole new year, new start, new habits thing. Generally I'm not a big believer in New Year's resolutions, but I think I might need some excuse to make some changes in my life. So why not join the crowd, right?

I lead a crazy, busy life. It's fairly unavoidable with a full-time job and a family that includes two young children. Then add into that other activities and responsibilities like those at church or in the community to things I?just want to do. It all makes for a whirlwind sometimes.

As I was pondering all of this yesterday I had what I believe might be a revelation. I think I'll pattern my new year off of an unlikely character -- George Costanza. Do you remember the episode of Seinfeld when he declared it to be the "Summer of George"? I'm thinking I might declare it to be the "Year of Amy".

Now don't get me wrong, I don't intend to be completely selfish. Quite frankly, I don't think that's possible in my current life. Plus, complete selfishness would make me more like George Costanza than I'd like.

What I'm getting at is for this editor to do some editing in her life. My goal this year is to do the things I really want or need to do -- no longer the things I simply feel I should do or am guilted into doing. I'm taking back my life and hoping for a great 2013.



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