2012...an even more auspicious milestone than Y2K. That was merely a possible computer mess-up; this is going to be REAL!
Well, maybe not. Who knows? Only time will tell.
No matter what happens when the next December 21st rolls around, 2012 portends more than the usual amount of transitions. My lease runs out in July and I'm moving to somewhere, as yet undetermined, hopefully right before the casino next door opens. I'll get my Master's degree in June and even start a new career. Or at least decide what my career will be. And my children will be traveling and living all over the world this year too.
As a way of grounding myself in all this upheaval, it occurred to me to make a commitment to walk, outside, every day. Challenging, yet do-able. I walked every day for years when I owned Wilber, the overly-energetic weimaraner. He knew how beneficial fresh air and movement are for bodies and emotional balance. He'd have me out at that park every day, unless I wanted to deal with the mess he'd manage to release from the trashcan.
Maybe it is Wilber's exuberant spirit urging me back out there. Whatever the source, part of me is feeling compelled to make walking the One Thing that I make sure I do for myself every day from now on.
That other part of me, the one that likes sitting around and playing video games, is just going to have to adapt.