These are the first words I write for 2019.
It’s been a pretty relaxed day, I have done nothing but the things that I want to do, and I am glad! It’s been a while since I’ve had a day like today. The holidays are over although the holiday cheer is still around us, our fridge is full of delicious leftovers from last night, and we’ve begun to cook our first meal of the year: stir-fry.
I’ve got a few hours before this wondrous day is over and wake up to tomorrow–a work day, a necessary day because without them days like today would feel the same.
Instead of writing yet another list of resolutions and expectations for 2019.
I’d like to focus on the year ahead by inviting more positivity in. It goes without saying that 2018 was tough on all levels everywhere in addition to whatever else we’ve got going on. So my focus for this year will be to turn out all the negativity that often plagues us, all of those doubts that seem to invite themselves into our most personal spaces and turn them into positives. Shit happens. Life continues. We have to accept that we don’t have control of everything. Some things are out of our control. There are other things that keep us from letting go and moving forward. I want this year to be the best I can make it not just for me but for those around me as well.
What does this have to do with writing? A lot. Being positive helps us, motivates us, helps others, clears our head and opens our eyes and minds to what’s really there. Let’s us take one step further into a direction we’d made a conscious choice to take.