Happy New Year!!!

It’s tempting to write about the new person I’m going to be in the new year.  All new characteristics, drop all the negativity, drop the weight, drop the bad habits, *poof* I’m new!  And improved!!  It’s very seductive and I’d like to say I’m doing that.  Somehow for me though the strike of midnight on a clock is not enough of a motivator for change.

They say that what you spend your first day of the year doing, is what you will do for the new year.  In that case, in the new year I will be eating iced Christmas cookies for breakfast, and watching The Crown whilst drinking strong coffee.  This sounds GREAT!  I think I may need to figure out a way to hop a plane to the beach, if I want today’s predictors to be any good.

I hesitate to look for a job, because I don’t want to spend my year looking for a job.  Maybe I’m taking this shit a bit too seriously.  I’ve always had a flair for the magical in life.

Here are my hopes for 2018.  I want to:

  • Love more
  • Worry less
  • Exercise more
  • Eat better
  • Laugh more
  • Find a job I can enjoy
  • Find a place I can call home that is peaceful and safe and affordable.

I hope by the end of 2018 I will be able to say I have accomplished these things.  I am happy with what I accomplished in 2017.  There are not many years for which I can not say that, but 2017 was a very good year for me, and I am grateful for that.  Bipolar Disorder plays a significant role in my life, but it doesn’t have to rule my life.  I can improve myself and my life’s conditions with a lot of commitment and effort.  I hope to continue on a positive path in 2018.

What are your thoughts on the new year?

I wish you all much peace and happiness in this new year.  Oh.  And peaches.  Many peaches.

12 thoughts on “Happy New Year!!!

  1. I hope with all my 💗that every single one of those hopes you listed come true this year.You know who I’ll be 🙏 to:
    The Unknown 😇! All 144,000 of them! 👍

    As far as my thoughts on the New Year are concerned, since they say that what you spend your first day of the year doing is what you’ll do for the new year, that means I’ll be watching tons of TV. Today’s all about sitting on my ass watching the new episodes of “Black Mirror” and the latest “Love, Lies & Records” and “Agatha Raisin”— I love them all! Thank God for Acorn TV & Netflix.

    And now I wonder if I’d get hooked on “The Crown” since I love Brit TV. I watched the first couple minutes and wasn’t into it, but that doesn’t mean a thing since you like it so now I want to give it another chance! 😉

  2. I’m not setting myself up for failure this year. No resolutions for me. I will continue to be the best that I can be and live day by day taking it one day at a time. It’s what works best for me, so why muck it up. Happy New Year to you!

  3. Best of luck in achieving your goals for 2018. I’m joining you in all but two of your goals. Change # 6 (my favorite number, by the way) to: Finish my memoir. Thank God my husband provides for us well. Makes life much less stressful. Well, he shoulders that stress. He does a lot, actually. I’m truly blessed to have him. He’s my caregiver, and I’m grateful for all he does.

  4. I’m so glad you think of 2017 as a good year. I feel the same way. Job-wise though, I need a change. I’m thoroughly enjoying Israel even though I’m quite ill with a bad upper respiratory infection. Spent the 31st in the Old City. Got to pray at the Western Wall. So, January 1st found me even sicker, spending the day in bed drinking tea and coughing. Tuesday we’re going to Yad VaShem, Wednesday down south in the Negev to Be’er Sheva for 2 days. Heading home Friday. The wedding was wonderful and I let my fear go and danced until I was out of breath. I’ll be posting all the pictures, videos and stories on a dedicated facebook page when we get back.

  5. I think those are some very good hopes and I’m sure you’ll do great with all of them. I try to plan out my year with things I want to accomplish writing wise, but I try not to make any “New Year, New Me” kinds of goals. Those never last for me. I just keep trying to do what I want to do every year.
    Good luck!

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