I don’t know how to begin, but I guess I should start with a bold proclamation. 2012 will be a year of new beginnings for me. Every new year usually begins with the tidings…”I will be a better person”…or “I will lose that extra 10 pounds”. Either way nothing much comes of it. So, I’ve decided to proclaim something bold and honest. ” I promise to keep any and all promises I make to myself. I promise to love myself enough to put that extra 25% into me. I promise to never allow myself be the cause of my own letdowns.” So it may seem a little melodramatic, but after years of making promises to myself I knew I couldn’t keep… I think it’s well called for. The end of this sentence is a period which for me marks a new beginning.