When I was younger I felt like New Years Eve was very exciting and glamorous. As I have gotten older, I can’t help but feel a little differently about it because it is a holiday that is specifically about noting the passage of time. Which in many ways makes me a little melancholy. With each passing year, time seems to be more and more in hyper-speed mode. The other day, I was watching an episode of “My So-Called Life” (as I often do) that was about New Years resolutions when I realized it was time to make one again.
So this year, my resolution will be to try to slow down. I am going to try to spend more time doing things I enjoy and with people I love. Most of all, I am going to try to stay in the moment. I went to a yoga class a month or so ago and my instructor Grace (at Charlotte Yoga) was talking about time. She said that we always feel like we are too busy to fit all the things in that we want to do, however, we should remember that time is what actually allows us to do things. And if we create an intention and we really really want to do something, there will always be time for it. I agree with this and vow to this year, try to look at time in this positive light.
Megan’s resolution was so well-written and thoughtful, I might make it mine too! I’ll also have one more. I have always had the tendency to take life too seriously. I am a perfectionist and I constantly get upset about things that I have no control over. I have to admit that even on the honeymoon, I was still thinking about the wedding and all the things I should have done differently. Luckily, now that I have some distance, I can see it for how perfect (for us) it was.
My New Year’s resolution is to live positively and let the little things go. To realize how lucky I am to be living this life and stop getting angry (or sad. or upset.) about things that are actually unimportant in the grand scheme of life. Because (as a quote I saw on Pinterest so eloquently says), “Every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.”
Here is the episode “Resolutions” from “My So-Called Life” as our New Years present to you. Hopefully it works.
Talk about passage of time. Here is to remembering that even though something has age, it certainly doesn’t mean it’s not still relevant.
Happy New Year!Love, Megan and Colleen Image Credits: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7