res·o·lu·tion – firmness of purpose.

5 Jan

The tradition of the New Year’s Resolutions goes a long way back.

The celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, Babylonians celebrated the beginning of a new year on what is now March 23, although they themselves had no written calendar.

Late March actually is a logical choice for the beginning of a new year. It is the time of year that spring begins and new crops are planted. January 1, on the other hand, has no astronomical nor agricultural significance. It is purely arbitrary.

The Romans continued to observe the New Year on March 25, but their calendar was continually tampered with by various emperors so that the calendar soon became out of synchronization with the sun. (source:

I’ve personally never really been big on new year celebrations. In my opinion it is loaded with high expectations followed by an anticlimax (unless you are completely intoxicated and can’t remember anyway). I know, bah humbug.

I am however, very excited about this year, whether the real new year starts in January, February or March. Some believe that 2011 is just as important as 2012 because it will bring about the start of events that will cause the great spiritual shift in 2012. (2012 has been the talk of the town since, well, the beginning of the Mayan calendar! Some believe it is the world end. I believe it is simply the end of the Mayan calendar which signifies the end of one cycle and the beginning of another).  I feel this is true (or at least I really hope so).

So in effect 2011 is the year to go for what you really want in your soul, break free from the chains of commercialism and get back to one’s true self. YIPPEE!

I ordinarily don’t ‘do’ new year resolutions but this year I am.

1. Welcome a baby into my life;

2. Giver serious attention to a new career pathway and love I have – documentary film making;

3. Love for love’s sake with no expectation;

4. Practice yoga and meditation regularly to bring myself back to a sate of peace;

5. Write, write and write.

I am really really excited about what the year holds for me. I am resolute on what I want. And I am proud to have chosen to become a single mother by choice – it feels right, it feels moral and I can’t wait! 🙂

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.” – Ellen Goodman

One Response to “res·o·lu·tion – firmness of purpose.”

  1. Kathleen Hofelsauer January 6, 2011 at 2:48 am #

    Why Tash it is so beautifully warming to read your blog and I am happy in my heart to know you for the amazingly strong and powerful woman you are. Seeing the growth and change in others reminds us of what we are all capable of, and your choices to follow your heart to the centre create that wonderfully infinate space of loving… yourself that is. Follow your heart deep in to that space and love every second of this journey. Anything I can do in support of you is a whisper away and I would be especially grateful. I love the person you are, the person I see and feel. I see myself in you, and that is a great gift for me. Love you to bits xxo

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