I have a little New Year’s tradition every year. Old calendars down, new calendars up. Today was also a cleaning day. Halloween and holiday items were packed away and the more generic winter themed items came out.
New Year’s Day has always been kind of a get-back-to-normal, whatever that is, type of day. A quiet day.
I’ve given up making resolutions. Last year I welcomed 2013 in by having a sip to the old year while blogging what I wished. I realized later that was a mistake. Life took too many different turns. Resolutions have never worked. Instead, this year I took out a huge piece of paper, wrote “2014” in the center with a circle around it. From there I started writing what I want to work on/ learn/ accomplish/ go back to this year. I keep adding things here and there. I’ll write more about this as the year and days go on.
My significant other pointed out it was two years ago today I stated I was going to fulfill something I’d put on the backburner for years: go and get my EMT certification. Now I sit here typing this, waiting for the tones to go off. Dare I say, it’s quiet tonight. Four hours on shift to go.
Welcome 2014, one of many different types of calendars in my life. All I ask is that you be a good, full, life-affirming one: full of prosperity, health, wellness, safety, peace, being in the right place at the right time, and bringing what is needed into life.