Here are some thoughts and musings on this, the first day of a new year, laden with promises and dreams for the next three hundred sixty five days.
Every New Year's Day I find myself feeling this compulsion to create resolutions and goals. It's as if I have been handed this blank slate and told, "Get busy. Write something wonderful and call it your life." And while January first is an excellent time to do such a thing, I resist with all my heart and soul. So I begin. I stand on my left foot so I will start the new year on, you guessed it, the right foot. Groan.
So here I am, doing the traditional meditation and reflection on what I want the new year to look like. 2019 has a nice ring to it. But then I think every year has a nice ring to it at the beginning. Isn't that why we say "Ring in the New Year"?
But seriously folks.
This year I want to get down to brass tacks. I want put my nose to the grindstone. I see myself pounding the keyboard and capturing the illusive photo images that make you say "Wow". Quit fooling around. Be earnest. Just do it. In 2019, I see myself going to out more, to movies, museums, hiking, arboretums, zoos and more. It would be nice to have companionship, but I can't let that keep me from doing things. I actually enjoy my own company.
Okay, here goes. It's all a balancing act. Not unlike standing on your left foot. Every great year starts where you are at. Here I am. Ready to move forward...one step at a time.