Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Don't celebrate the New Year yet - celebrate the last day of 2013!

I'm a big fan of not waiting for your life to "begin."

I'm in school right now.  I've been in school ("in" being used loosely here, as I was home schooled right through high school) since I was 5 - 15 years now - and I have at least another 5 (ungrad/Grad school) before I'm done.  At times, I fall into the trap of thinking, "When I'm done with school, THEN exciting things will happen!  THEN I will travel and be spontaneous and carefree and happy!  THEN my life will begin!"

But, I really don't believe that.  Oh, I'm sure plenty of exciting things will happen.  But my life won't start then, because it started over 20.5 years ago.  There is nothing to wait for; I'm here, living, right now!

So I made a pact with myself: when you're 25, 26, 27 - however old I will be when I'm done with school - don't be disappointed when you look back on your early twenties. 

2013 didn't disappoint me.  I'm enjoying one final day of this lovely year.

To quote Holiday Inn, "Let's watch the old year die with a fond goodbye, and our hopes as high as a kite."

Happy last day of 2013, and have a blessed New Year!

1 comment:

  1. What a great post! I love your pictures, and the beautiful icicles most of all!