I missed all the usual New Years celebrations this go around.
The past couple of days I've ached all over and generally felt like ass. Thankfully, a couple days of doing nothing finds me starting to feel human again.
While my family and the neighborhood got together to watch the ball drop, I curled up on the couch with the animals and watched half a season of LA Ink.
I'm aware that it is now 2013 because we've changed the calendars and I've seen all the firework displays from all over the world on the news. But, because I didn't see any of the celebrations when they happened (I went to bed long before Times Square got insane) I'm in a bit of limbo today.
It is a strange realization that while I know we are in a new year, it does not feel any different to me. It feels like a Wednesday.
That is the point I think I'm trying to make this morning. It IS just another day today and tomorrow will be another.
We get hung up around dates and the flip of a calendar, when the reality is that very little of our goals or achievements are tied to the same actions.
The smart among us realize that any day is a great day to start something new. Tomorrow is the worse day to start something, when you have the time today.
The gyms will be packed this week, but where were all those people over the last two weeks when the gyms were quiet. A date on a calendar should never be the driving motivation to be a better person.
2013 is going to be a year of ups and downs for all of us. None of us know what the year holds, but many of us know what we'd like it to be for us. I just hope many of you starting working towards those goals days and weeks ago instead of waiting for the permission that January 1st gives people.
Make it a great year. Make it the year you want!