There's something awesome about newness. A clean slate, a fresh start.
Like on the first day of school when you have crisp, new notebooks, fresh pencils & pens, and a backpack without an applesauce spill in the bottom. You just feel like you can take on the world at that moment.
We get a lot of chances at newness. Every morning is a new day. Every Monday is a new week. And every year is like one big chance to change something, should you like.
I'm not one for New Years resolutions. When I do make a resolution, I like to start a few days/weeks/months early. I mean, if I make a decision to lose weight after the new year, why not start immediately & not have the extra weight to lose that I could potentially gain in the time leading up to the new year?
But this year is a bit different. The new year doesn't have the freshness that it normally does for me. Instead, I feel like I'm in the final stretch. And, I am. I have 3 weeks left until my due date & there are a million things to do. In effect, my "newness" is starting in 3(ish) weeks. And even then, everything is unpredictable. I have no idea how I'll adjust to life with a newborn. I want to be one of those moms who has the baby out, strolling around the mall after just a week (or less!). But will I be? Who knows?
So this year is all about taking it slow & learning.
What is the new year to you?