I was going to write a ‘Year in Review’ post but decided it was bullshit posturing.

This spin around the sun we called this past year has been a powerhouse, and as much as I want to write about how much has happened, how far I’ve ridden, all the cool stuff I’ve witnessed – I just can’t bring myself to do it.

Standing on the cusp between two years only one truth is evident:

We are always on the precipice. The time is always now.

We have a choice constantly available to us, that choice is between who we were, how we allowed ourselves to feel yesterday – or ten minutes ago – and what we bring to the next moment, and the next moment, and the one after that, and the one after that.

Life is only a series of moments. We live on the razor’s edge of this truth whether we open ourselves to that reality or not.

Resolutions are nothing but an attempt to fix old mistakes or change choices we no longer wish for our past selves.

So take your resolutions and discard them. “New Year, New You” is a billion-dollar marketing scheme designed to keep you within the cycle of feeling bad.

I challenge you to feel good.

Reflect. Keep your goals, make your plans, but choose them wisely, and never forget that what you promise to do in the next 365 days doesn’t matter – the only thing that matters is what you do and how you feel, right now. In this moment. In this very instant.

Bring yourself into the present moment and it will change your life more than any resolution ever could.

The Now is a powerful thing, and once you embrace it, you realize there is no twilight, there is only dawn.

Happy New Year, indeed.

~C

By | 2015-12-29T11:58:46+00:00 December 29th, 2015|awesome, choice|3 Comments
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  • I did one of those posts on my blog – and I love reading them, too! This post does resonate with me, though. For me, after a relatively rough few months of desperately hanging on by my fingers, I am viewing the new year as an opportunity to mentally reset and think about what else I’d like to achieve. Looking back on the past year lets me see what I’ve managed to crank out despite any setbacks I’ve had! Whatever works! :)

    • Catherine

      Oh yeah, I agree. I really love reflection, enjoy seeing where I’ve been over the year, acknowledging the work or set-backs, and imagining what I’ll look back on at the end of the next one. I think it’s great to reflect on where you’ve been and have some ideas about where you’d like to go next. The problem to me is the shiny marketing of all of it, the wasted money, the abandoned resolutions, the pain of mid-February. For me, it’s a mindset thing where the sooner we recognize that every day is the start of a new year, the more empowered we are to do the thing.

      Thanks for reading & taking the time to comment!

      ~C