Hello, dear readers!
Thank you so much for stopping by for a strong cup of coffee and a quick catching up. I feel good today. I feel happy and excited. It’s the first day of a new year and t his is the most hopeful we will be. This is the day our glasses are at their rosiest. This is the day when so much is possible. I can feel the potential in the air around me, it’s energizing and a bit scary. The potential may be for good, or for bad, I cannot tell yet.
As for me, I’m spending the first day of this year reading, writing, and preparing for the week. I am trying something new where I do my best to gather inspiration, read over my notes, work in my planner, and prepare blog and social media posts for the week. I waste a lot of time just trying to figure out what I am supposed to be doing next. I need to make time for planning. New year, slightly better me?
If we were having coffee, I would tell you, again, that I am so sorry I’ve been a little absent lately, but I hope to get back to my usual schedule both here and at work. I thought that being away from work meant that I would get so much done here and elsewhere and it turns out that having a day job is pretty much the best thing for my writing.
My day job gives me a reason to get up early and a schedule to work writing into. Turns out I’m not ready to manage my own time after all.
If we were having coffee, I would say that I am glad that 2016 is over, same as just about everyone else, but I am preparing myself for a shitty 2017. I mean, Trump will be taking office, so you know some bad shit is going to go down. I just hope it won’t be too bad, or it will be something we can do something about.
I still can’t believe that man is going to be our President in just a few short weeks. I can’t believe people really thought that Donald Trump would be the best thing for us. I…you know what, never mind. I can’t talk about politics anymore without getting angry, so I’ve stopped talking about it all together lately. I can’t talk to people who can’t see what is happening because to me they are choosing not to or the are being disingenuous. I just can’t believe that so many of my fellow Americans can be so blind. Ugh!
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that even though my New Year’s Celebration didn’t go exactly as planned I still had a very good time.
We were supposed to spend the night drinking and dancing with another couple we are friends with but turns out they got stuck out-of-town visiting family. So, instead, we decided to attend a burlesque show and catch some fireworks early in the night and then head home to ring in the new year with just the two of us.
The show was fantastic, and I am already planning to come back as soon as I can justify the ticket prices. Valentine’s Day maybe? Or my birthday? When we got home, we poured a couple of glasses of wine and watched my very favorite movie, Pulp Fiction. We toasted the new year at midnight and checked in with friends and family through text, Facebook, and even Snapchat.
And then we went to bed. We are getting older now and staying up that late isn’t so easy anymore.
If we were having coffee, I would tell you that as much as I am enjoying our chat, I have to get going. There is so much housework to be done and my energy and focus feel limited. The couch is calling, and I am beginning to wonder what is on Netflix. I must get at least some of the dishes and the laundry done before the temptation to turn this into a “lazy day” becomes too strong.
I do hope you had a wonderful holiday season. I hope your New Year’s celebration was a safe and happy one. I hope 2017 will be good to you and that you will find yourself a happier and healthier you by the end of it.
Until next time :)
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