I am not typically big on New Year’s Eve. While it’s a perfect excuse for a party and some champagne, it is just a measure of time. Nothing *actually* happens overnight. No extraordinary thing occurs as the clock changes over from 11:59pm on December 31st to 12 midnight on January 1st that doesn’t occur on any other day. Except maybe more people are more drunk than usual. It is mundane, daily magic that one day passes as another begins.
However, this New Year’s I’m banking on big magic. The kind of magic that shifts universes and starts the world anew.
Through all of December 31st, 2014, I will believe that with each tick closer to midnight, the roughness of this past year is being sloughed away. And when it chimes midnight in the District, I am going to believe with all my soul that the world is fresh. Clean. Smooth. Full of wonder and possibility in a different way than it has been before. Because 2015 is going to be a year of great things and grand adventures. It will be a year of change by choice, not by circumstance. It will be a year of celebrations and creativity and self-discovery. It will be a year of love and laughter and full presence of being. It will be the start of a chapter that has yet to be fully imagined. And while some ghosts may linger occasionally whispering 2014 in my ear, the bellows of a joyous 2015 will be louder.
Due to the immeasurable nature of what I want to do with the gift of this fresh year, I will make no resolutions. Instead, I will say goodbye to the mantras I’ve been using as 2014 has slowly, drunkenly made its way to the door: “Get your house in order.” and “I am letting go.”
And I will say hello to a new one: “I will boldly go.”
So, friends, here’s to a magical New Year and all the good that 2015 will hold! Celebrate beautifully.