I don’t know about you, but the holidays just seem to have crept up behind me and left me in the dust. I was caught up in a whirlwind of parties and gifts, decorating and baking. Now my entire world seems to have stopped in the middle of that whirlwind and dropped, because all that’s left is a great big mess. It’s not that this whirlwind was anything inherently bad, because none of it is. It’s just that, when you get caught up in all of the stuff, you seem to let go of the important things. You know, the things that matter. And then you’re left worn out and disoriented. You must collect your things, clean up, and start over.
That’s the good thing about the New Year showing up right after Christmas. The month (give or take) between Thanksgiving and Christmas is crazy enough to leave you flat on your back, and suddenly you have this celebration of fresh starts and a chance to clean up. Start over. Try again.
And I’m so looking forward to it.
This wasn’t one of those years that was just a mess where I’m looking for a new year just to recuperate from the old one. I’m glad for that.
But it’s a new month, a new week, a new day to start fresh and clean up the mess that holidays left. To focus on new things, new beginnings, new life, new words, new goals.
What I’d like to do these next few days, and possibly into the next week is look back on the old with positive memories, accept the negatives that happened, close that chapter, and look forward to the new. Make new plans. Share new words. Aspire to achieve new goals.
I want you to share in the change with me. Walk together into the new. Enjoy the present but look ahead with great excitement.
What newness are you looking forward to this year?