|A fresh start is aided by good food, like my in-laws cook up in spicy Chinese form|
More often, a resolution takes years to accomplish. For instance, my goal of achieving 100 entries in 2012 (which I did ultimately accomplish) was five years in the making. A quick search through my blog timeline produced reference to a "fresh start" in several entries (ie. jump-starting a regular writing schedule) across 2007, 2009, and 2012, with the outcome a sputter of output. It was not until this past year that journaling ensued, and even then, at a pretty big struggle to get going in the second half of the year.
And now I am here, writing another blog entry titled a fresh start. But somehow, it does really feel different this year. Not because I set another goal for another 100 entries for the year, but because I feel like the creative juices are flowing again. Not since writing a diary for my MBA class in 2005 or scribbling poetry back in 2003 as a heady consultant on expense account in NYC do I feel energized to explore words and contexts and meanings. I suppose eventually we find ourselves entangled in our own interests and callings, but it can take awhile - and many fresh starts along the way.