Sometimes, I feel cheated by the new year. You party hard for one night and then wake up the next morning only to find yourself back into the thick of things, working your 9-5 while waiting for the next holiday to relieve you once again. It seems so unfair. We hope the new year will immediately sprout up new opportunities, but instead we dive hard into the coldest, dreariest months of the year. What a disappointment.
For me, it often takes a while to recognize it’s a new year. I go about my daily routine, not even realizing things have changed until I glance at the expiration date on my milk carton. The new year is something we can let slip past us if we don’t do something about it.
So what do you do when nothing feels new about the new year? What do you do when New Years is just another reminder that things haven’t changed?
This year, I’m preparing myself to battle that disappointing feeling. I’m currently reading a book by Shauna Niequist called Bittersweet (I highly suggest it!), and in it, Shauna mentions that during these draining months, she throws parties for no reason. She chooses to celebrate life where there is life.
And that’s what I’m trying to do this year as well. This year, I’m going to do something new: I will daily choose to create and celebrate life rather than let it slip past me. It will be difficult, but I know choosing to be creative with my life will be a more enriching and nourishing prospect for this new year.
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