Happy New Year, everyone! If the song “A New Day Has Come,” by Celine Dion came to your head when you read the title of this blog, then great, we can be friends now.
It’s crazy to me how quickly each year seems to be going by. I always knew, from what my parents had always said, that the older you get, the faster days, months, and years tend to go by. For a few consecutive years, those years seemed to go by at the same pace, but this year was so different for some reason, and it kind of scared me. I mean, I’m only 22, so how much faster will life continue to get?!
One of my issues in 2013, as I began to notice, was that I wasn’t allowing myself to live in the present. (Which I touched on here.) And it’s not necessarily that I didn’t allow myself on purpose, it just took me a long time to realize it. I was constantly over thinking things from my past, and things for my future, to the point where I was never physically in the present. It was like I was reading the page of a book, but by the time I got to the end of the page, I realized I had no idea what I had just read because my mind wandered elsewhere.
So with that said, a new year’s resolution of mine will be to stop allowing my mind to wander into other places that are not where I currently am. I don’t want to get to the end of each month and wonder where the month went. I know that life will continue to speed up as I grow older, but i want to be able to pay attention to every detail of each day that I have.