I know it’s kind of ridiculous, but now that it is a new year, I can actually feel a new start coming. I keep reading all the posts about how a new year has nothing to do with it, and if you want change you need to go for it…but I think that 2010 was legitimately a tough year for people. And as humans, we often need a tangible marker, like the commencing of a new year, to be able to actually make a change, start the shift in consciousness, or regroup enough to accept the fact that a change is necessary.
While our generation doesn’t acknowledge it or feel affected as much as older peeps, the poor economy really did reach everyone. For us personally, Brian’s job was far less busy than normal, so he ended up being laid off over 50% of the year. Jobs just weren’t out there that would pay the bills, and that takes its toll after a while. We survived – and we actually survived really well, but that’s certainly not saying it was easy. Financial struggles really take a toll on a relationship, and when you compound that with the birth of another child…yikes. We came out of it stronger, but we are looking forward to a year with less adversity.
I’m sure I’m not alone on this. I don’t believe in the lucky year thing, but I do know that as a human community we could use some good news, some new luck, and a clean start. So this year I am hoping the economy starts to rebound, celebrities stop overdosing, wars are reduced, gay rights continue to grow, and education begins to right the wrongs in our country. And our world.
So welcome, 2011, I’m glad you’re here, I’m our house is welcoming you with open arms. Come in, stay awhile, and bring with you some new prosperity, and all the epicness that we are expecting from 2011. Looks like it’s going to be an awesome ride, and I am already strapped in with my helmet on.
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