My first act of 2008 was to drink coffee and watch a movie. No, I didn’t stay up past midnight. I went to bed at 8:30 p.m. and woke up around 7:30 (a nice, deep sleep) and decided to start the new year off by doing something unusual. I popped in a DVD and watched a movie at 8 o’clock in the morning! Which movie, you wonder? Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007). A good film with some very clever dialogue and scenes. Ay, matey!

While watching movies in the morning is probably not a norm I will continue, I hope that being open to the unexpected will be a norm that I can incorporate into my life in 2008.  Sometimes I think there are these silent barriers that we take for granted, but in reality they just don’t exist. Case in point: there’s no law that says you can’t watch a movie in the morning but generally it’s just not something we do. Not any more. I’m committed to being open to the unexpected even if it means knocking down a few silent, seemingly-real-but-really-non-existent barriers.

Okay, so what are you planning for 2008? I know it is so cliché to do the resolution thing, but it’s not a bad time to think about what you want to do or who you want to become in the future.