We said adios to 2010 a few days ago. We’re now well into the first week of 2011. Looking at my calendar today made me stop and think about how I spent 2010. Spent is the word that I choose to describe the use of time, because time like money has value. In my opinion time is more valuable than money. We can always make more money, but we can’t make more time.
Back to the subject of how I spent 2010. Most of it was focused on getting back into the flow of life here in the U.S. If I had to characterize the year I would have to say that 2010 was a year of discovery for me–self discovery to be more precise. The theme of self-discovery flowed throughout the year for me regardless of what I did or where I was located.
One thing that I discovered about myself is how important it is for me to have a creative outlet. I started working on an interesting but time intensive legal project during autumn 2010. I initially thought that I would be able to continue my normal blogging schedule, but about a week into the project reality set in. There simply were not enough hours in the day to do everything that I wanted to do, so I took a hiatus from THE Blog. What I didn’t realize at the time was that when I suspended my writing, I stopped feeding my creative side. I enjoy being a lawyer, but that only nourishes my analytical side. I need that, but I also need to nurture the creative part of me in order to be balanced. A couple of weeks ago I ended my break and starting writing and blogging again. I felt more at peace as soon as I hit the publish button for my return post. I now know that I need to write and create regardless of what else is going on in my life. I may not post as often, or my posts maybe be shorter than in the past, but I will write.
I discovered my need to create. What did you learn about yourself in 2010 that you didn’t know or acknowledge before? How can you use this information to live a more joyful and balanced life?
See. Live. Enjoy.