Regular readers of this blog know that I don’t make a fuss about New Year’s resolutions, or believe that hanging a new calendar means we get a fresh start.
Speaking of new calendars, though, I did pick up a cool Walking Dead calendar at Walmart yesterday for a mere $2.97. I plan to bring it to work for my desk.
Which reminds me that I have to return to work tomorrow. Ugh. All vacations must come to an end, I guess.
Never underestimate the power of a well timed vacation. This past week has been a delight. Not only did I get to relax and recharge my severely depleted batteries, but I also warded off the holiday funk that usually darkens my doorstep this time of year.
By not rushing back to work the day after Christmas, and actually taking the time to enjoy the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day, I kept the holiday spirit alive for once.
Now let’s circle back to my original point. Just because it’s a new year, doesn’t mean that there’s a new world out there.
I was awakened in the wee hours, not be holiday revelers, but by the sound of the snow plow rumbling down the block.
I’ve been so relaxed and detached from the world, that I had no idea it was supposed to snow. Was I surprised by the presence of the white stuff, though? Of course not. This is Maine. It’s January. It always snows.
I read once that ancient cultures believed it to be a sign of future prosperity if you got the first snow shoveling of the year out of the way on day one.
Ironically, because life did not change simply because the year did, I’m now destined to have an amazing year. How crazy, yet totally fitting, is that?
Don’t get me wrong, Modern Philosophers. I have big plans for 2019, but I didn’t wait until the ball dropped in Times Square to set things in motion. There are plans within plans within plans, and the wheels have been turning for many months.
My immediate plan, however, is to watch the Parks and Recreation episodes I recorded yesterday. Watching reruns of The Office taught me so much, and I intend to absorb even more wisdom from the Modern Philosophers of Pawnee.
I hope 2019 treats you well. Just remember, you don’t have to make any big changes today just because Baby New Year is in town. Conquer the world at your own pace!