It’s the first of January, and that time of year when we make resolutions and vow to stick to them for the rest of the year. We promise to ourselves that we will try harder to stick to diets, the gym, the plan that we set for ourselves, but really its just another day isn’t it? Yesterday was Monday, today is Tuesday, and it’s the same as the turning from any Monday to any Tuesday, but with a hangover and an end to the over indulgence of the Christmas period. Tomorrow most people will return to work, and soon it will all be another distant memory.
New Year has always felt a bit special to me though. Sure, its everything that went before, but there is a cleansing feeling, a sense of turning a blank page and smoothing it, ready to start a new story. Technically we could do this every single day of the year, but it feels great to be able to draw a metaphorical line in the sand and say goodbye.
2012 was a good year for me. New job, moving to London, new house… but there were some things that really didn’t work. Separation from family, the idea of a relationship lasting from the year before that was really just a ghost that hadn’t quite moved on, and the ability to be back on the right path and surrounding myself with people who aren’t really complimenting me.
So I found this, and intend to live by it, here in San Diego (forgot to mention that ) through January:
Repeat after me -
Good Morning World!
And hello January.
Stand back, first month of the year, for I am coming through.
Yes, come rain or shine or snow*
(*or that annoying drizzle that gets you wet in 5 nanoseconds)
I shall be the happiest person I know
I will be cosy and make the most of snuggling when its freezing outside
I shall embrace comfort foods and the sofa
I shall do everything briskly and with a smile on my face
I shall also do cheeky winks with people a lot
Yes January, you will be one brillllllliantly happy set of days, oh yes you will.
What are your New Years resolutions?