It’s New Year’s Day, which means that as you read this it is most likely that Swede and I are off to Powell’s to buy too many books we won’t read after stuffing ourselves will ham and cheese (him) and Greek (me) omelette at Salonica.
If that’s a wrong way to kick in the new year, then I don’t want to be right.
Anyway, after taking a highly unofficial poll of friends and strangers I met on the bus,* it turns out that 2015 was both good and bad for many. There were ups. There were downs. Highs. Lows. But the majority of time seemed to be spent in the middle ground. And you know what? That’s not necessarily a bad place to be sometimes. Sometimes the middle ground is exactly where you’re meant to be.
I realize this is probably not the most inspiring message to start the new year, but it’s an important one. You know why? Because the middle ground, if nothing else, is a jumping-off point. It’s a place of beginning, a place of opportunity. You know what else? So are high and low grounds. Where you are is what you make of it.
If you want to make changes in the new year, I say go for it.** If you want to start tomorrow because you’re too hungover or full of omelette to start right now, that’s totally fine. You do you. Take in your surroundings, my friends. Get your balance, set your stance–
Welcome to 2016, Interwebers.
*And by met I mean had imaginary conversations with them in my head.
**And if your life is pretty stellar as it is and you want nothing to change, well, good luck with that. Change is inevitable, of course, but if you’d like things to stay the course as much as they can in life, then keep on doing whatever it is you’re doing.