A Brand New Year
While Christmas is a rough holiday for me, I absolutely love New Year’s Day. I know people say that every day is a chance for a fresh start, but for me, there’s something about changing a calendar. Looking at all those blank squares, just waiting to be filled in with appointments and plans. Being able to say, “This is the year that I accomplish X.”
Optimism reigns Supreme
As blue as I feel over Christmas, I always feel so optimistic as New Year’s approaches. This is it…a chance to make big changes. Or even small changes. It might seem silly, but changing the year is like giving myself permission to reinvent myself, in big and small ways. I can already feel that 2016 is going to be a great year. I am going to MAKE it a great year. With the goals I posted a couple of days ago, I already feel lighter. Just having them written down somewhere gives me something to work on. Something amazing is going to happen in 2016. I just know it.
Getting started on my 2016 Goals
In past years, I have not gotten started on my goals right away, if I even had any in the first place. This year though, I have already jumped in with both feet. Progress is being made. This morning I restarted the Couch to 5K training program and did the W1D1 workout. I have picked out, and read the first chapter, of my first book for the PopSugar book challenge. I am reading The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara. Lastly, I have started looking into how to increase exposure to my blog and I’ve been playing around on my Twitter account. I am as obsessed with watching my stats there as I am here.
What does New Year’s mean to you?
Is January 1 just another day for you? Or is it something more? Something exciting? Whatever it is for you, I wish all of you the best in 2016. Happy New Year’s!