As much as I love Christmas and everything it brings with it, I also am somewhat relieved and glad when it is over with. I always go overboard with my decorating, shopping, eating, etc., etc. So, by the time I get to New Years Eve I am over it and ready to move on to a wonderful and exciting year ahead.
Normally, New Years Eve for me is very uneventful and I like it that way as an adult. I usually spend these last days of vacation time taking down the tree and putting away everything back into its place. I know that most people would find this extremely boring and not much fun. However, for some reason at this time of the year I always seem to get energized to want to clean out and get rid of old items that I no longer need nor want.
Yes, I am strange. Usually people associate what I do with Spring cleaning but not in my case. If I waited until Spring that would be sort of procrastinating on my part. Now, mind you, I do also commit to a certain amount of cleaning around that time too but I usually reserve the major stuff for right at the beginning of the New Year. I guess for me it’s all about getting a fresh start and a new perspective, which I hope will take hold in many aspects of my life this year.
I am sorry to say that I have been lax in doing exactly what I am doing right now. Yes, writing and uploading items to this blog. I am woefully aware that I haven’t posted anything in about a year. I can use a multitude of excuses but I won’t. I will only say that I’ve been busy, like everybody else, and sometimes coming in to make myself write is the last thing I want to do. I know, shame on me but it’s true.
Anyway, I have started some new projects in the past year and I’m hoping by the grace of God that he will let me know if I’m meant to do more with these projects than just revel in them as a hobby. In my current position I only have approximately 5-7 more years to work and then I can retire in my early 50’s.
Therefore, I am already looking at ways in which I might start a second career. I guess I’ll see what this New Year holds and just take it one day at a time. You never know what’s right around the corner….
Happy New Year to everyone on WordPress and to my friends and family near and far!