Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Out With the Old, In With the New

The first time I heard the phrase "Play with a purpose" I scoffed and put into the Dr. Phil mom-ism category right alongside "Use your words." But lately, it's been playing on repeat in my head.

In painfully stereotypical fashion, I find myself introspective on the eve of a new decade. I even have a new mantra...Perspective. And, I find myself asking,

Am I playing with a purpose?

Or more appropriately, living with a purpose. At work. At home. With friends and family. When you think about it, there are so many tasks and obligations that we robotically perform every day. Do they have a purpose? And if not, why bother?

Resolutions aren't really my style. But, I do love a good What's In/What's Out feature. You know, where they trash last years trends and forecast next years- ie Britney is soooo last year. This year is all about Lindsay. (OK, so I clearly haven't picked up a magazine in 5 years, but you get the point.)

Anyway, for me 2010 is all about Perspective. So, if Perspective is In, then what's Out...

*C'mon. Not only is there always a recurring trend, but Yours Truly is nothing if not passionate.

Don't get me wrong, Independence is still hot. Snarky is kind of sexy. And let's face it, sometimes throwing punches feels damn good. I've been around long enough to know that what's old always becomes new again (Hello, leggings?) and what's In and what's Out is merely a matter of opinion. Or perspective.

So, tell me, what's your resolution, mantra or trend for the new year? I know you have one. Go ahead, use your words:)