Monday, 2 January 2017
Happy New Year
I had an odd sort of evening for the thirty first of January... I hadn't been planning on doing anything, I've been content to just stay in and think about things the last few years, but this year I scaled even that back.
I tidied my place, not just over the day but over the few days before, because I really do like waking up to a clean, tidy place and to do so on the first of a new year always feels fresh and nice. So I did that. And then I had a friend who had a bit of a crisis so I went and spent time with them and it took a lot out of me, so when it came to the evening I was exhausted.
So I went to bed.
I felt like I'd been asleep for hours when something woke me up and I'm glad it did because I'd somehow forgotten to turn off the lights when I got into bed. I guess that's how tired I was, without even knowing it.
So, I got up, peed, turned off the lights and fell back asleep listening to the bells and cheering ringing in the new year.
And I slept really well. Which, I have to say, is a fantastic way to head into a new year. Rested!
I woke up and super bonus, there was snow. Not falling, I'd slept through that, but there was a light dusting of snow all over and that, combined with the sunshine made for a really lovely morning.
It didn't last, the snow, but it sounds like it's going to be a bright, if cold, week (with a small possibility of snow at the end of it!) and I am happy to have the sun and the brightness!
So I had a good first day, and no, I didn't make resolutions, I haven't done that in years, but I did make a list of "Things I'd like to do every day" and that will be a guide of sorts, while I work on building habits that I want in my life. And no, I didn't JUST start them on the first. I started them last week. Even better!
I hope you had a good holiday week or so and that your transition into 2017 has been as easy and happy as mine has been. Happy New Year, my friends, may it be one of your best yet!