It's almost 2015 and celebrations have started. People are creating flipagrams to commemorate 2014, buying new calendars, and looking into the new year with wide eyes, but not me. At least not me yet.
When I'm assigned a long book or a book I don't like and I'm about to reach the end I'm never completely happy. In my mind reaching the end of said book(s) means having to start another. What if the next book I'm assigned is just as long or just as boring? Forget about the fact that I'm FINALLY done! There was a book before this one and there's always going to be another book after. :(
I said I wasn't preparing for 2015 and tying everything up in pink bows, and it's true. I have no idea how much space I'm wasting on my phone by keeping random photos and messages from January. And I didn't even start thinking about the fact that all the calendars my family has lying around are totally useless until now. All in all, I'm so unprepared for this year.
I see people around me making list after list about the different things they need to DO and need to CHANGE this coming year. Forget about the fact that things were accomplished this past year, because there are so many resolutions that need to be made. So much to be done between January 1st, 2015 and December 31st, 2015.
Between now and New Year's Day there are 8 days including today. And I for one don't want to spend them focused on empty pages that are the days of 2015.
I've worked so hard this year. And I'm not ready to write a new book and put 2014 on a shelf to collect dust. I get that 2014 isn't going to last forever, but I have 8 days before it's truly over.
I can spend these 8 days dreading 2015. I can spend them refusing to create a plan. I can spend them thinking about all that I need to accomplish this coming year. And all of these things are pretty easy for me to do.
Ooooooor while I look into the future I can remind myself about how much I put into this year and how much I've gotten out of it.
Lists and New Year's resolutions are great, but 2014 did happen. And assuming that great things did happen in 2014, you shouldn't forget!
I'm not exactly sure how to edit quotes to fit different contexts, but hopefully this still makes sense.
"What if you chose to focus on all that you did in 2014, and not what you didn't do. And tell yourself, 'It was a great year, because of...' I mean, [count] your blessing, and [be] thankful for them, [and still] [be] hopeful and optimistic for the beginning of [the year]..."
- A Great Friend