Isnt it interesting that the closer we get to New Years Eve the more we build the anticipation in our minds. We reflect on the past year, re-assess our goals for the next and somehow believe that when that clock strikes midnight something magical will happen – we will suddenly be empowered to do things we couldnt do today.
Even more interesting is the phenomenon that follows; The clock strikes midnight, we kiss the person closest to us, cheer and smile and then after a moment or two we think, "hmmm, now what?" And by the end of New Years Day (where I sit now) we realize that hey – its just another day, and the magic of the moment vanishes for another year.
These were all the thoughts in my mind the week before New Years as I watched everyone make plans for the big night. When I announced that I intended to spend New Years alone I dont think anyone believed me – I’m not sure I even believed it but I had a really good night. I made pizza from scratch and made cinnamon buns from the left over dough. I played guitar, did dishes and watched a movie. I talked to God, and took a shower. When the clock struck midnight I was sitting in the livingroom and I had reached the place in my mind where I was relecting on the blessings that God has given me.
Okay – things to remember from 2006:
I learned guitar
I became more active physically
I moved into my new apartment
I met the people I work for – great people, amazing office dynamic
I went to Montreal, Ohio and Chicago
My neice Anne was born
I learned to spend more time with family and friends
…and all the other blessings that came from God on a daily basis
Today was a nice start to the year. I painted a mural in my kitchen and listened to a seminar about information repression in the media from the american government. I did some laundry, went to moms for New Years dinner and I just finished a tuna sandwich. The tuna sandwich has absolutely no bearing on this blog – its only indicative of the fact that I have run out of things to say.
See? New Years is no big deal 🙂 Since I dont need to quit smoking, become healthier or more active and I dont have some sort of looming business venture on the horizon I’ve decided to settle on one new years res – To simply be faithful to God in 2007.