Posts Tagged With: new year

We’ll Take a Cup O’Kindness Yet

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I want to let you in on a little secret: I have never made a New Year’s resolution. Not ever. Before this year, I haven’t really seen the point. I mean, it’s just a day. January 1st doesn’t automatically bring new beginnings. You, as an individual, are the agent of change in your own life. And I hate to break it to you, but midnight has only been known to transform fairytale characters and as far as I know, I’m not living in a fairytale. At least, that is what I used to think. I now realize that this is a rather cynical view to have on the whole holiday, so I resolve to change that. Change is hard. It’s as simple as that. So maybe when the whole world wakes up with the resolve to change something in their life, it gives people the push they need to do the same to their own life. The New Year stands for an act of solidarity among strangers, as a beacon of hope that you too can change, that you too can be happy. It is a fresh start, a new year of making memories and mistakes, of learning and living and being happy. So I resolve to let the spirit of the New Year take me over. There. I did it.  My very first resolution!

May you be happy this coming year. Genuinley, intensely, consistently happy.

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I Hope When the Morning Comes You’ll Say: I Did It All

I’ve always had contradicting feelings when it comes to the New Year. Sometimes I feel really cynical about the New Year because I feel the holiday gets too much hype. People say “this will be my year” as if the clock turning to midnight this night will be different than any other night. Why do we need a holiday to make a change in our lives? It all just seems a little too cliche for me at times.

But sometimes I think maybe there is something special about the New Year that makes it easier to make a change. Maybe it is easier to change something in your life if you know the whole world will wake up the next morning and do the same.

Either way, the New Year is a time for reflecting on the past year, and this past year has been a big one for me.

In 2013…

~ I found that my passion lies in history and sociology

~ I said goodbye to my friends and professors after two amazing years at university

~ I worked one last summer in my home town and after five years working at the public library I said goodbye to my colleagues who have become my friends

~ I spent the summer blogging, taking pictures, and drinking tea lattes

~ I went on my annual August long road trip with my best friend

~ I made jam for the first time with my mother

~ I moved to the city into my first apartment, with a stranger for a roommate I might add, and we’ve become great friends

~ I started at a new university where I transferred into a Bachelor of Education degree specializing in early childhood. Even though that meant saying goodbye to a lot of people I loved and to put a hold on my formal studies of history and sociology

~ I survived my first practicum of teaching grade 2’s for five weeks (and by survived I mean had the most amazing experience of my life and became way too emotionally attached to my class of 7 year olds)

~ I had my first Christmas away from my family because I spent the holidays on an unforgettable adventure in Europe with my cousin

When it comes down to it, there is something magical about the New Year. It’s a time for reflection and new beginnings. So here’s to a new beginning for us all, bring it 2014!

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I think this picture sums up my year: sweet tea, taking pictures with my best friend, and my not so photogenic face! x.

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