Prompt for December 31: Fresh slate. Tomorrow is a new year. What do you want to do with your fresh slate?

I’m a firm believer that you can have a fresh start anytime you want. It doesn’t matter if it’s New Year’s Day, the first day of any given month, your birthday. Anytime is a good time to start anew.

I like to give myself a lot of chances to do things better. My quest for a new and improved Sarah is an everyday challenge.

Which is why I’m so stuck on what exactly I want to do with my fresh slate. There’s certainly a never ending To Do and To Be list. But I also like this idea of keeping my options open.

But since I’m a goal-oriented girl, I can’t go a year without any goals. I’m a planner at heart. So I’m thinking I’ll think about plans and goals and resolutions in a different way. Not that I need to accomplish these things because I’m a terrible person in need of constant improvement. But rather because I’m interested in evolving, learning, taking risks, being open to opportunities.

Rather than resolution, I’m thinking about intentions, what’s possible, breathing life into my personal purpose.


Sarah is a thiry-something wife to an engineer and mother of three. She loves teaching aerobic and cycling classes, learning to shoot with her DSLR in manual mode, and drinking coffee.