Every year as kind of a joke I give up "hope" for Lent.
I am not a Catholic and growing up we never practised Lent or "giving up" anything for 40 days and nights before Easter. I do like the idea of a sacrifice made in remembrance of Christ's sacrifice (even though I do not practise any religion in my life now).
Giving up hope amused me, but this year I decided not to do it. I just want my life in 2012 to be different than in the past, better, more hopeful! and even though it was just a joke I decided to spend my energy putting out positive thoughts and energy and hopefully (ha ha) reap something wonderful.
I was inspired by another blogger Sulli, who set a goal to "pursue things with fearless abandon". So that is my goal.
I haven't actually started yet, which puts me a little behind the 8 ball in terms of deciding what I will actually do and getting down to doing it. I want this Lent period for me to be about creating. I'll let you know how it goes.