The year 2014 has almost tucked itself under the covers, waiting for the sun to rise and shine its light on 2015. I have never been a big fan of the loud, drunken New Years party. I have attended my share of dinner parties with friends and enjoyed the company of those I love but I had stealthily left the party as the decibel level and the uncomfortable amount of alcohol consumption increased. When it comes to the later hours of the last evening of the year, I prefer the solitude of my home, a robust bottle of red wine and a quiet reflection of the year that has passed.
Although some of my evening is spent looking back on the events that shaped my year, most of my time is spent looking ahead without making promises that may be broken. My New Years Eve is not about making resolutions.
2014 took the best of me when my mom passed away in March but the many months following her death, although emotionally exhausting, were filled with wonderful memories and the yearning to succeed in the things that I was doing that gave her such pride.
My writing and my desire to become a published author are tiny flames glowing in the distance of the new calendar year. Each moment I sit at my keyboard and weave ideas into paragraphs, that flame will burn brighter. With dedication, and help from my muse, hopefully that flame will grow into a raging inferno and my mom and dad will be able to enjoy the warmth of the fire I created with my imagination.
And now that January 1st is lurking just around the corner, I want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. May 2015 bring you peace and joy. May the changing of the calendar year ease the burdens of the past year and bring you prosperity and deep and honest love in all aspects of your life. To quote Henry David Thoreau ~ “live deep and suck out all the marrow of life”.
It’s time to start writing our new chapter.