Listen, I am as happy to celebrate anything as the next girl, for heaven’s sake I am Latino, we pretty much make a party out of anything; but more and more this new year thing is getting to me.
I get it, New start, new hopes, new rules, new resolutions. Right. But a new year is just that, a new year. Yes we should celebrate, why? Because we can, period; and also because the western world pretty much celebrates together.
Do I Celebrate? Oh Hell yes.
That is not the thing that bothers me.
Thing is, I think we live in times where we need to start thinking differently about pretty much everything. We can no longer stand still when the world is turning, literally. All the hope and promises made the 31st of December should stand now almost every day. We all need to change a little bit, we all should feel the need to be better human beings every day, every hour, every second.
So you let yourself go a little, fine, but don’t wait until December 31st, don’t even wait until the 1st of anything, just do it, you deserve it. So you want to quit smoking or you want to change jobs or you want to find love, December 31st is not going to cut it anymore pal. Your life is happening now and bringing family and friends together in an amazing new era of everybody’s life should happen more often.
This is the time for change, and no, not change we can believe in, just change, because even if it does not work at least you tried, and then you can change again until you get it right, whatever it is right for you.
I do wish everybody the best, but not for the new year, for their lives, everyday.
No, I am not a party pooper or a downer, on the contrary, I am inviting you to celebrate every day as a new one. If your new year resolution is already not working that well, screw the new year, embrace it and start over, breathe deeply and celebrate the 3rd of January, or the 12 of February or the 23 of march as if it was the new year, because it is, because every day there is a whole new year starting and while you wait life is passing you by.
Bring hope with you to work every day. Smile and try to be happier, perform random acts of kindness and always have present that any promises you make to yourself and don’t keep its ok, you just need to give yourself a break and try again, that is the whole point.
Happy new day, happy new hour, happy 2nd of January, happy 10 54 at night.
Go ahead, party all you want as if tomorrow was the 1st of January of any month…
p.s: I wrote this a year ago in my old blog. This is a re-run.