Dearest Social Media,
As I made a mad dash from work this afternoon, I was unable to escape the barrage of "Happy New Years!" and "See you in 2014!" I
never make resolutions but I certainly have goals. The goals I will
have at midnight will be the same that I have now. I don't see New Years
as a new beginning or a welcoming but rather fluid time that we have
assigned as a marker. Some make attempts to clean the slate and this I
have never understood. Perhaps because I never felt the need to clean.
But in the midst of "any regrets?"
--which I don't have--my attention has been idling. It's always strange
when I am working with a patient who is my exact age. Today I spent
time with a person, who had placed their face in a camp fire in
attempt to save their soul. This person now has insight into their
actions and is very aware that psychosis secured a spot in a psych
hospital on New Years Eve. This highlighted the fact that we all have
ways of doing, undoing, and renewing. In the end hopefully we gain
insight and grow. Per Ms. Maya Angelou, "when you know better, you do
better." I think the sentiment is not suggesting that all will learn the
lesson but rather any change made is due to the knowing that you needed
to. So, whether you are getting drunkity-drunk, or banging pots and
pans, watching a ball drop, or rebelling, --or a combo platter of any
of these--I hope your moments are grand. Conceptualize time the way you
will have it. Love, light and a bit of wonder.