January first. Another new year. In some ways, 2021 seemed to last forever. Maybe it just seems that way because the days of 2020 and 2021 blurred together in seemingly endless restrictions and social distancing.
Then again, it seems like we just celebrated the 2021 new year, hoping for better days. In some ways, that did happen. In some ways, 2021 was more of the same. Regardless, while the days may have dragged, the months seemed to fly by as the weeks were marked off. And now here we are on the cusp of a new year.
For me, the first day of the new year means making plans for the new year as well as taking time to reflect back on the prior year.
Continue reading “Reflections and Aspirations on 1 January”
Can you believe we’re almost one month into the new year already?! So far, my 2020 is pretty awesome. And I know this is going to be an overall amazing year.
Continue reading “Starting Off the New Year with a Bang”
In the days leading up to and immediately preceding the New Year, everyone talks about making resolutions, choosing words of the year, or setting goals. For the past three days, I feel I’ve been bombard with questions like “What are your resolutions?” “What’s your word of the year?” “What are your goals for 2020?”
Continue reading “Thoughts On the New Year (Or Why I Don’t Make Resolutions)”
Day 4 of the New Year series focuses on expectations and how we sometimes need to reexamine and reset our expectations when our expectations don’t mesh with life.
Continue reading “New Year, New Expectations: Reexamine & Reset”
This week we began another new year—2018.
Two thousand eighteen. Twenty-eighteen.
Can you believe we are 18 years into the new millennium? I swear 1999 was just a couple years ago. Continue reading “Welcome to 2018!”