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I hope you all had a fabulous Christmas and have

wait for it,

a Happy New Year!

New Years is a fun time but it is also very fun-ny. Because if you really think about it, the concept of measuring time is man-made. So technically there really is no such thing as separating time into different amounts. For this reason I sometimes imagine time as an endless expanse instead of chopped up into tiny days, months, and years. Most of the time I do this when I’m facing a particularly tough challenge. It puts everything into perspective. In comparison nothing seems so terrible because time is so huge and our lives so small. It’s easier to appreciate life when reminded of how little of it we have. That’s the way I see it.

But aside from the philosophical view of it, this particular chunk of time has had it’s share of excitement. Responsibilities that I’m proud to take on have come my way. I have grown as a person and I hope to continue to grow. I also recently started this blog. To say that I wouldn’t change a second of it would be a lie, but it came pretty close. I lost some but I gained far more than my fair share. As they often say, you learn more from your failures than from successes and I can back that up fully. There are many promising chances that await me starting January 1st and I can’t wait to meet them head-on.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but on New Years I always feel like I have to do something exciting, and if I don’t I always feel this twinge. It’s like I think everyone sees the jubilation expressed on this one day as a reflection of the happiness in my life. I care a lot about what others think about me, even if I try not to. It’s almost impossible not to. But as I sit here typing this typical New Years Eve Post with my loved ones nearby I feel content. I also feel way too full from eating junk food all afternoon which I will definitely regret when I begin my typical New Year’s Resolution Diet. But that’s not what is important about this holiday. It’s about appreciating and celebrating all you have that matters and welcoming the new year. Everyone gets a fresh start, a chance to change. Don’t look back because that’s not what’s important now. Whether we use New Years as an excuse to have fun or for more serious reasons it affects us in one way or another. But my dear readers, this has been a good year.

If we celebrated life as much as we do on this one day I believe the world would be a much better place.

I hope you’re New Year is as fantastic as they come. Live well, and celebrate! But don’t get too crazy. 😉