New Beginnings, Blah, Blah, Blah

 This is just one of the many images appearing on Facebook today. I mean, I like it. It’s cute and all, but…
I’m so over it.
I really hate this time of year. The time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is just kind of depressing for me. It has been for as long as I can remember. I hate things coming to an end. I just do. It’s hard for me to explain. Over lunch yesterday, my friend commented that she feels this way around her birthday, because it’s like a reminder of what she still hasn’t accomplished. 
Brief commercial break: Check out this video. The videography is awesome, and I can relate. I believe most of you will as well.
But I digress.
I guess you can call me a New Year’s Eve Scrooge. Whatever. Not only do I get a little sad about the end of another year (except for 2008. I GLADLY said goodbye to that year!!!); I also get tired of people talking about how wonderful the next year is going to be, and how “this is going to be ‘the’ year. I just know it. There’s so much in store for me this coming year, blah, blah, blah…” Call me a pessimist, but didn’t you say that last year? And the year before? And the year before that? And at the end of those same years, you talked about how you couldn’t wait to see them go. Whatever.
I just feel like New Year’s Eve and its celebrations bring too many expectations. I hate expectations. I don’t like having them, and I don’t like them imposed on me. Do I hope things go well next year? Absolutely. But am I setting myself up to believe that just because the last digit in the year changed, all of a sudden, the heavens will open wide and pour down millions of dollars upon my head and my life will be perfect? Um, not quite.
Believe it or not, I’m actually not in a bad mood right now. I had an awesome day!! I went to lunch with friends from high school, then happy hour with Stephanie, and now I’m home, relaxing, listening to music, and blogging. Earlier, I sent a video production to a client for review before her event next weekend, and she was in tears. That’s always a good thing in my line of work!!! ☺ Today was great. Overall, things are going well. I would just rather skip all the fanfare of New Year’s Eve. So…
Auld Lang Syne, my friends. Auld Lang Syne…

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