I remember hearing from somebody when I was a teenager that the first 5 minutes after the clock striking midnight on New Years Eve were vital – they represented the state of the following year.
So if the first 5 minutes of Jan 1 were happy, so too would your New Year be happy.
If they were crappy – so too would your New Year be crappy.
And so on.
This was later updated by someone else, to say that the first hour after midnight was important, as it represented the upcoming year… and then somebody else said it was none of the above, rather the first day that meant anything at all.
Basically you had 24 hours to pull your shit together and make it the best representation of what you wanted the upcoming year to be.
Really…. I do think it is kind of BS. I used to be more highly superstitious and hold these things closely to my heart, freaking out if I had anything but ‘happy happy joy joy’ thoughts when the clock struck twelve on New Years, but I now realise that your year, will ALWAYS be what you make of it. And you can always start again, whenever you like. You don’t have to wait a whole year for it.
Having said all that, I was STILL pleased that during the New Years Eve party yesterday and on day 1 of the New Year, today, it was spent with some of my most favourite people – my family.
They were there last night, and then because we clearly didn’t get enough of them then, Hubbie, baby girl and I headed over to my sister’s place again today for some more familial love, comprising of leftovers, after-party discussion, some ‘light’ drinks, and chill time.
And then quite surprisingly, my parents just walked in! Just like that! They had decided to join the party too, and suddenly all was well in the world.
Half of us headed into the pool, and the addition of water fun, play and relaxation, just added to the calm yet loving nature of the day.
It was a great start to the year.
And although there were also components of today that were crappy, or annoying – I dismissed them from mind and care.
Just as I will try to do for anything that doesn’t serve a purpose of happiness, growth, and fulfilment in my life this year.
Happy 2018 folks.