While the first day of the calendar year is really just another day, as important and full of meaning and possibility as any day, one cannot deny the symbolic significance that encourages us to pause and reflect on our lives and our selves.
For years I've made the same annual list of resolutions that are shoved to the back burner and then forgotten by February. Lose a specified amount of weight. Finish writing my cookbook. Re-learn French. Grow my own herbs for cooking. Learn to bake a loaf of bread.
This year I'm going to do something different. I have no list of clearly defined goals. Simply put, from this day forward I will focus on being more present in each and every day.