It’s the dawn of a brand new year. Fresh, open, a blank page with no history to speak of except the echo of horns, whistles, the flickering points of sparklers, the boom of fireworks and the sounds of people celebrating. A new year is like a new car, sleek and smooth, with no mileage. No wear and tear. You want to polish it, keep it clean, avoid any scratches or dings like you had on the old model. Mostly, you want to climb in and go, see where it will take you. You will probably come to a crossroads, or many. You might sit for a while, deciding which way is the best way to go. You might be afraid or worried after you make your choice. You might make a wrong turn, and have to backtrack. You might press hard on the gas, excited to be on a definitive path, only to have to slam on brakes, slow down a bit, take it all in.
Wherever you find yourself as you take on this brand new new year, here’s to you finding your way with no regrets, no mishaps, no mistakes, no sadness, and no wrong turns.
Happy New Year!