My one little word for 2012 was BALANCE. I introduced my goals and thoughts about this way back in January here.
Looking back on 2012, clearly I just can't make time/prioritize exercise in my life right now. The cycling and yoga goals I had for myself just didn't happen. I am guessing that I need to free some other things from my life in order to let cycling and yoga in...maybe 2013 will finally be the year. I did however, recognize when my body needed to get up and moving and I went for lots of long walks - something I love to do either alone or with a friend. I love being outdoors and taking note of the world around me.
There were some times of imbalance this year but not in the ways I had anticipated. Again, I struggled with an emotionally draining aspect of my work and I will need to make some changes to deal with that at the end of this school year. Again, I often lacked the energy or will during the week to be able to focus on my doctoral work and I was not able to finish things up the way I had hoped. It doesn't help that the deadlines don't seem as firm as I need them to be and that extensions always seems available. I have nine days of PhD immersion over the holidays and hope to put that to good use! Maybe 2013 will really be the year I can take the PhD off of my "to do" list. I think that if that actually happens, many other things will fall into balance for me.
And then...I'll be able to focus on my new word for 2013 ;)