I do admit, I love New Year’s Day. Felt the urge to de-Christmas the apartment, but I held off…there’s a major snowstorm in the forecast, so I decided to wait and see before kicking the Christmas tree to the curb. Such a sad sight all those trees; almost makes me feel guilty for bringing one home every year.
I abandoned new year’s resolutions awhile ago so I don’t have any to share. Actually, I lie…last year I vowed to go see more art. Did we? I would say yes, yes we did.
2013 turned out to be busy, just the way I like it. We just sort of keep running without really thinking of the larger picture, but really, maybe there isn’t anything wrong with that. Ok, I lie again. It does grate on me in the way that a low-grade hum of fluorescent lights do – you know, there but not quite there – and it makes me question my type A, overachieving and competitive personality (maybe I’ve become complacent in my old age), but seeing as I still don’t have any answers to the question, “what am I doing with my life”, it’s fine. 2013 was great.
Mark and I couldn’t remember off the top of our heads how many holiday seasons we’ve done up to this point the other day when we were waiting for the subway. We’ve done 6; 6 years of cookies and 6 years of blogging here. I know blogging isn’t the same anymore, but this less frequent pace feels right. The truth is…who cares about the minutiae of someone else’s life? Life is just coasting along right now for us anyway; there aren’t really any struggles to write about, big projects to update on, no home renovations, no new business ventures, relocations, new babies. Isn’t that basically the core of all blog content?
But I was thinking while on that subway ride home that I want to keep writing down stories from the past. Stories from travels, from the city, from youth. To this day, I wish that I kept a journal or took photos when I was younger, but those were the days when I prescribed to living for the moment and really meant it. Memories are fading, but it’s all I’ve got. I want to write those stories down for me.
Happy new year to all of you still reading. I know there are fewer of you, but that feels right too.