Dear 2015

Dear 2015,

So nice to meet you! I can’t believe you’re here. I said goodbye to 2014 with a nice, low-key family party, but now I’m ready for you. I did thank 2014 for successes and learning hard lessons from failures (just in case he asks you.) You know 2015, it feels like you are a clean, unblemished canvas, fresh snowfall without a single footprint yet. There is such newness to you, such promise, like a newborn baby.

IMG_2446No offense, 2015, but I am not a New Year’s resolution person as I’m sure you already know. I resolve to make changes in any one of your twelve months. There are a few new things I want to start and old goals I want to continue. Can I tell you about them 15? Do you mind if I call you 15? 2015 sounds so formal, and I feel like I know you already. So, 15, as I was saying, about those new things I want to try and things I want to continue. Here they are in no particular order:

  1. I want to try snowshoeing during one of your winter months and face my fear of cold weather.
  2. I want to try an exciting new fitness class that will make me sweat!
  3. With segues nicely into my next new thing. I want to try Socasize with my friend Andrea who is a regular Socasizer. It looks like such an energizing workout. I have not seen Andrea in ages, so this will be a fun thing for us to do together.
  4. Don’t laugh at me 15. I know I have said this over and over again, but I want to drink less wine and caffeine. I really want to incorporate more green tea in my drinking life and much less Shiraz.
  5. I want to start affirming positive thoughts again. I really was on a role there, but then I stopped.Β  I used to affirm health, inner peace and financial prosperity everyday after my prayers. I know it worked because I felt less worrisome and more at peace. Remember that time when I was walking down Bay Street and I found $200 dollars wrapped in a slip of paper? It was during my affirmation stage. I waited around for someone to come back and claim it, but nobody did. I told my sister Karen about finding the money and she said it was passed on to me for a reason. (which made me feel better about keeping it and buying strappy sandals that afternoon.) That way I could imagine it was a Bay street legal eagle’s stash to take his mistress out on a date, and not a poor old lady’s grocery money.
  6. I want to run again and start training for another little race. I had so much fun at the Santa shuffle last year, that I want to do it again. Hopefully Lisa and I can start training again after work.
  7. I want to join a good bible study to learn more about The Word.
  8. I want to go on a Yoga retreat.
  9. I want to buy a bike and hit the happy trails. Finally 15….
  10. I WANT TO DO ONE UNASSISTED PULL-UP during your year!

I am ready to embrace new things and see what the future holds. I’m excited, delighted and ignited for your arrival 2015!

Sincerely yours,



If you wrote to “15”, what would you say?





14 thoughts on “Dear 2015

  1. Great post! I have an assignment for you. This year, I’m aiming to have my web-based platform (the I mentioned in a previous post) up and running. Think about some skill sets, experience, or tangible resources you may have access to that could help youth related projects around the world. Basically, anything except for money. I’m assigning this task to everyone I know! Let me know when you have some ideas. Spread the word! Please and thank you. You’re going to have a great year btw. As for finally getting that pull-up in, target your pull muscles (back, biceps, forearms) during strength training. You’ll get up to 10 unassisted pull-ups in no time! Good luck πŸ™‚

    1. I would be very happy to help. That’s something else I want to do more of this year. Give back! I like to write. I could promote things on social media if you’d like.
      Thanks for the advice on operation pull-up. 10! I’d be happy with one. Lol.

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