This time of year, I always find myself searching for some sort of clarity, for a framework to approach the New Year. I’ve had no epiphanies, but some notions: I want to be more gentle and patient but also more fearless and bold. I want to work harder but remain calmer. I want to let go of my need to control and perfect everything, but I want to give more care and thought into whatever task I have at hand. In the past, I’ve always thought I had to choose one way or the other. I no longer believe these ideas are mutually exclusive.
Maybe it is an epiphany after all.