A New Year, A New Hope

This year is rapidly coming to an end, and I’m grateful for that.  It has been surreal to say the least.  From the election season, to celebrity deaths, to the loss of my step-dad, I have had enough and am ready for a fresh start.

Although, starting something new at New Years seems arbitrary.  I mean, it is an easy date on the calendar to point to and say “my  new regime starts that day.”  But, it would be just as easy to look at a calendar and say “I’m starting on April 22nd” or “July 15th is the day.”

I’m guilty of using that January 1st date as a turning point, too.  I don’t know exactly what I hope to accomplish this coming year, but I know I want to do something.  I have a few thoughts floating around in my head, but nothing has stuck yet.

The usual stuff applies…lose weight, get in shape, watch less TV, etc.  I don’t think that tackles what I really am yearning for.  I want change of some sort.  Like foundation-shaking, life altering change.  Although, the saying “be careful what you wish for, you just might get it” pops into my head when I think along those lines.

So, perhaps instead of burning it all down, a more cautious approach is in order.  Taking things one day at a time, appreciating what I have, and setting concrete goals is likely the best route to go.  I think I will be further along my journey using that approach than if I went in another direction.

Regardless, I wish each and every one of you a happy and healthy 2017.  Thank you for reading me this past year, and I hope you continue in the year to come.


5 thoughts on “A New Year, A New Hope

  1. So sorry for the loss of your step-dad, I can’t imagine losing mine. And I can relate to your desire for change, as I have so often felt the same way. And yet we do have to be careful what we wish for, because sometimes a big change is the last thing we really need. Will any of us ever completely be content? For some reason, I really doubt any of us ever will be. Have a very blessed New Year.

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      1. And yet, don’t you think when we decide to make do with what we have, we actually become more discontent? This is just something that I’ve been struggling with, so it’s definitely got me thinking.

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