Is it just me, or is does the start of a new year become more and more daunting as time goes on? Everywhere you look, there are proclamations of fresh resolutions, yet nothing has really changed since the beginning of last week. Regardless, we’re all supposed to have these authentic mind shifts about this new year ahead. Do I have an endless amount of hopes and plans for 2020? Absolutely. Am I already kind of “over” the concept of new resolutions after week one? You betcha!
For me, I’m trying to begin this decade with a deep appreciation of all the years that have preceded. The highs, the lows, and everything in between. It’s these experiences that have carried us to this very moment. I’m not trying to get all existential on you, but it’s a sentiment that’s been resonating with me.
A few days ago, I watched Casey Neistat’s latest video, and it was such a lightbulb moment. He perfectly summed up how I’ve been feeling about the passing of time and what each new year has felt like for a while now. It’s definitely worth ten minutes of your time (even if just to appreciate his amazing video editing abilities).
I might not be jotting down and sharing a laundry list of resolutions for 2020 (even though I have quite a few floating around my head), but I am beginning this new year with love. Thankfully a lot of it – love for my family, love for my friends, and love for all of you. I think we all need it right now (including a bit of love for ourselves). Cheers to 2020 and all the years that brought us to today!
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