Happy New Years! Today is the first day of the year, which means there is no time like the present to begin spending time in nature with your family.
The first day of the year is when many of us make new years resolutions. Hopefully, we will be wise enough to set resolutions or goals that we can actually achieve during the year. This time of year is a great time to not just set your goals, but also begin taking the steps to make them a reality. I encourage you to do it now, carpe diem, seize the moment since time is just slipping away as we wait and plan.
Planning Can Only Carry You So Far
I have found that there tends to be two kinds of people in the world – planners and doers. Personally, I am a planner, which means that before I do something I like to research it and come up with a plan. Unfortunately, with most things you can only do so much planning before it is time to take action.
For example, if you are thinking of taking the kids camping for the first time. You can read about it, look at photos online, and talk to friends about what to do. Then you can buy your tent, cooler, and make sure you have everything on your checklist. Eventually, even if you feel that you may not be quite ready you just have to go for it.
At some point the planning must stop and you need to simply go camping. I am sure that you will make some mistakes, but that is OK. That is how we learn – from experience. Our mistakes today will help us learn for the future.
Carpe Diem – Just Do It – Do It Now – No Time Like The Present – Seize the Moment!
I am in my early 40s now and lately these sayings are really hitting home with me. I realize how short our lives are and that if I don’t do it now time will simply slip away.
My kids are no longer little babies and my oldest nephew is about to leave home to begin college. Nobody is getting any younger. Rather the time is just flying by as we are busy living our lives.
My point is that life is simply too short to spend worrying about what ifs, or to be afraid to try something new. If there is something that you want to do or have thought about doing then take the first step towards doing it now. Read these tips on setting and keeping a resolution.
My Resolution – Spend At Least 2 Days A Week In Nature As A Family
Yes, my specific resolution is to get outside into nature with my family at least 2 times a week. This could be a nice hike up into the Rocky Mountains. Or it could be a walk and play at the neighborhood park. Or it could be a camping trip or canoe trip on a lake. I will make it happen this year.
In winter, this could be snowshoeing, skiing, or building a snowman.