|I wanted to cancel New Year's this year -- too much hoopla!|
Pedro Subercaseaux [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Hey there! Happy New Year to you! So far, I am liking 2015 quite a bit better than 2014. It might sound kind of silly but I am serious!
It's funny how the holidays seem to allow us to open up more and share more. This New Year's Eve, I talked to people I haven't talked to in years, danced with my gorgeous husband, for the first time in, I think, EVER. I feel a peace I haven't felt in a long time.
And the funny thing is about my warm feelings is that this year, I really wished we could have cancelled New Year's. I just wasn't feeling it.
Slightly depressed, I just kind of felt like it was way too much pressure and hoopla. After all, technically, it's just one day on the calendar.
And resolutions? Why bother?
If I want to lose weight, I reasoned, there is no special reason I need to make that decision on this particular date.
I didn't feel like reflecting on the mistakes of the past year, because I had made way too many of them. And I didn't really care for making goals for next year, preferring to take things one at a time.
And I think this might be a common feeling among those of who have been struggling this year. The whole holidays, including New Year's, can seem like an awful lot of extra pressure.
So, I stalled. Tried to ignore the onslaught of Best of 2014 articles and posts on making all those smart goals.
Even my brother-in-law showing me his detailed goals, broken down into beautifully organized categories into the program, One Note, did not move me. But then ...
That perches in the soul --
And sings the tune without the words --
And never stops --- at all --
-- Emily Dickenson
|My husband and I prayed the New Year in this year.|
Jean-François Millet [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons