Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Turning the Page

Someone I used to know often said, "What's so special about New Year's Day?" He would rail on about how it's just another page on the calendar and why don't we celebrate the beginning of EVERY month when we start the new month?

Some days, like today, I almost agree with him. I get up in the morning and there's really nothing special about it. I'm sick, the kids are all sick. Dave has chosen to disappear and pursue his new hobby because he needs more "me time".

But I think the special thing about today is that besides literally "turning the page" on the calendar, New Year's Day gives us an opportunity to turn the page in all aspects of our life. It's purely symbolic of course. But humans are creatures that have a powerful need for symbolism.

I won't bore you with a list of New Year's resolutions. I don't like them. They're almost destined to fail. Instead I want to decide today to live my life. MY life. Not my husband's, not my kids'. If only a little bit. Part of which is keeping this blog.

So today I am turning the page. Welcome to the new year.

(Thanks to Boo for the phrase "Turning the Page" xoxo)


dynamitt said...

good on you for deciding to live your own life. Im hoping 2008 have a lot of great things in store for me.

Kady Mae Bella said...

This made me want to cry. We should live for ME! Even if its on a web page...or a trip to the store alone. These things I took for granted before I had a 10 month old baby crawling up my leg, down my back and accross my lap.

What ever happened to the days when we didn't have boogers dried up on our shirts and sweet potatos in our hair!?

I should take a shower...for me :)