HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!
I was going to write my New Years resolutions up here in … all their glory and hopefulness…
However I decided instead to go backwards. Not forwards.
Last night, a friend and I re-read my old diaries in my purple beachside bed.
I have a few.
We laughed at my squiggles and my mid-life crisis at 12, when I was trying to decide whether or not I wanted a husband and if my friends were stupid or not.
We chatted for awhile about my poem at 15 questioning religion and reading “And on the seventh day, God created Man. But on the first, when time began, Man created God. And that is the raw unthinkable I have taught myself to think.”
Then we found my belief statement. At almost seventeen. 10 years ago. I am proud to say that little inquisitive teenager has somehow stuck by me over this decade and although I haven’t read these words in years… I have tried to live them.
Happy New Years everyone. Go gently. Maybe we don’t always need a fresh start . Maybe we just need to keep on swimming.