Here it is! My first post of 2007. It’s funny that as a kid, 2007 seemed so far away. So far into the future that IF I were alive then, I would be old and gray. Well, I do have gray hair, but I’m certainly not old. Okay, so as a kid 30 seemed really old, so maybe I’m just living up to my childhood expectations. Anyrate…
I was reading a bunch of traditions and superstitions that have to do with the New Year. I made the mistake of reading them a couple of days ago, and while I’m not normally a superstitious person, I have to say some of the stuff freaked me out a little. Like how you shouldn’t do laundry on the first day of the year because then someone will be “washed away” this year, meaning they will die.
Well, duh Sariah! People die. That’s the Circle of Life and all that.
You know how irrational I can be, right? Well, I read that and my mind starts going mad and my imagination kicks in overdrive and suddenly one of my kids is dead in my head. It’s horrible.
I didn’t do any laundry today. Even though I should have done some because I’m going out of town on Wednesday and I don’t want to be stuck doing nothing but laundry all day tomorrow and Wednesday morning. I still didn’t do laundry. Blame the imagination, the crazy way my mind works, the OCD, or the anxiety. I just didn’t want to risk it.
Welcome, 2007! I followed at least one of the rules… Please don’t punish me. I want this to be a great year! I want this to be the year that we get out of debt (or at least mostly out of debt), the year that I become Skinny Sariah again, the year that I am finally a contestant on The Amazing Race, the year that I grow spiritually and intellectually through my own personal study.
I didn’t make those as resolutions, by the way. Why depress myself when I don’t achieve something? New Year’s resolutions never work out. I’ve usually forgotten about them by February 1st (and haven’t been doing anything about them since January 15th!). Instead, I’m just trying to refocus my attention to things I’ve been working on a little bit the past few years anyway and making my focus that much stronger.
It’s January 1st… Ready… Set… GO!!! My mind is refocusing right now. How about yours? Are you refocusing or making resolutions or not changing a thing?