After all the celebrations were over and the decorations all put away and the kitchen back in order, I spent some quiet time reflecting on New Years and what it all means.
Let’s all be honest, 2017 was just a crazy year. I’m not even going to list all of the things that happened because we are all so over saturated with the news that we all know them. But let’s just say that the word “great” has lost all meaning to me.
We can’t go back and make it different, but we can make the coming year different. In reality, New Year’s Day is not any different from any other 24 hour time period. Julius Caesar introduced his model for the calendar in 45 B.C.E. but it has been changed several time since then. But if the day motivates us to make some positive changes in our lives, then bring on the champagne.
I have changed so much over the last four years that I hardly recognize the old me. I was really unhappy with my life and ruminating in my circumstances and the “unfairness” of it all. I finally reached a pointed where I decided enough was enough and it was time to make some changes. It’s been a lot of hard work, but I love my life now and I look to the future with excitement. I can’t take back the years that I spent unhappy, but from this day forward I can write a new happy ending.