I'm not sure I was ready for 2011 either when it came, I certainly wasn't ready when it ended and now we're into 2012 for some 3 days already. Where did all that time go?
I don't make resolutions - I am a resolution. Whatever comes, I'll resolve it somehow, because life's too short to sit frozen like a deer in the headlights, seconds from the collision.
Love a little more. Make more time for things that matter, the people that matter. They may not be there for much longer. Sing. Create. Make art, even mucked-up, messy art because the imperfections are what you must learn to accept if you ever want to get beyond your stilted tunnel-vision focus on yourself.
In short - do life.
So for the first day of 2012, I had hamburgers. Haven't had one in heavens knows how long. And because of this recipe and Shauna's labour of love, and a decision to kick myself in the butt and get to making them, I sat in the kitchen at my parents' house and had my first gluten-free hamburger ever. I had to tweak ingredients, I didn't use gums, only flax seed meal, I had to improvise by weight. And it felt empowering, it felt good, and more importantly, it felt -right-. And the results were wonderful. Imperfect, but so perfect at the same time.
Take time to be quiet. Reflect. Cook. Bake. Make time to be still.
Do life. It's short.
Happy 2012, all.