Ringing in 2012

ImagesThe best part of New Years is the shift from one year to the next.  Almost like a birthday.  You have to have it in order to account for time but there is nothing monumental about the evening or day as a whole. 

Maybe it is age, maybe it is a time of my own personal life, but I have begun to enjoy New Years more as I reflect on the past year and think about goals to set for 2012.  I asked Jessica, my oldest daughter, if she had any new years resolutions this year.  I absolutely love what she said.  I always set goals for myself so if anything it is just another reason to reflect on what goals I accomplished and set new ones going forward.  I couldn't agree more. 

I set a series of goals for myself this past summer and have done a pretty decent job of achieving most of them and am really happy with the outcome.  I know the world balance is used way too much but it truly defines what I continue to look for.  I am almost over extended right now and am setting goals on how to say no more often, concentrate a little bit more on myself, enjoy the moment and stop moving at a lightening pace at all times.  Oh, of course there is the addition of losing ten pounds which has been one of my annual resolutions since I was about 15. 

I am excited about 2012.  Am always the optimist.  Lots of exciting things in the pipeline.  I want to wish everyone who has been part of the Gotham Gal community a happy healthy 2012.  Looking forward to hearing from all of you in the year to come. 


Comments (Archived):

  1. aysha ali

    Happy New Year Joanne! Thank you for inspiring us with your wisdom this past year

  2. Conrad Ross Schulman

    My 2012 goals are:1: Always be active within the Gotham Gals community2: Constantly be pitching Gotham Gal new ideas3: Work with Gotham Gal on a new venture4: Have a night out with Gotham Gal & Fred.Thanks GG for being ridiculously awesome!

  3. Erin Newkirk

    Happy New Year, Joanne! Such a smart point about New Year’s giving us a day to  recalibrate. It’s a gift. Here’s to the memorable moments of 2011 + the promise of 2012.

  4. bfeld

    Amy and I had a great time for the short moments we spent with you and Fred in 2011. We are going to be living in NY from 4/15 – 5/15 this year so we hope to see a lot more of you! 

    1. Gotham Gal

      excellent…new yorkers for a month. very nice! happy new year to you both too.

  5. awaldstein

    I’m super positive abt 2012 as well.Thanks for keeping this blog and community going.

    1. Gotham Gal

      thanks for continuing to comment…that is what makes the community!

      1. awaldstein

        Yes…engagement sure trumps page reads for value. At least for me.My year end wrap-up was equally as positive and focused on engagement and community:http://awe.sm/5cgCu

  6. denmeade

    i hope 2012 is a wonderful year for you and your family. thank you for all the work and thought you put into this blog. 

  7. Lily Wu

    Is it “the word balance”? I love the thoughts you put in your articles. Am a huge fan of Fred. Wish more people in the world can have a healthy and happy 2012. 🙂

    1. Gotham Gal

      it is the word balance. the concept remains the same but the word is overused.

  8. Amy Millman

    Thanks for introducing us to new ideas, interesting people and, of course, fabulous food.  I look forward to more GG inspiration. Amy

    1. Gotham Gal

      thanks amy!