So... I may not be Mum on the Run With a Ton (of cash) today after all,
but after last night's indulgences I'm definitely on a winner if I'm 'worth my weight in gold'.
A new year to embrace.
I love the anticipation and excitement that surrounds the beginning of a new year.
I love the blank canvas that will be filled with appointments, celebrations, occasions and memory making.
All that possibility, potential and uncharted water.
A chance to start over for many people.
A chance to close the door on negativity, turmoil or grief from the previous year.
A chance to turn dreams into reality and plan for brighter days.
It was a mixed bag of a year here.
There are moments I hope to never live again, there are moments I will do everything in my power to recreate and there are issues/dreams/goals in the 'unresolved' basket that I will carry into this new and exciting year ahead.
While I love the rejuvenation and celebration that a new calender year brings - and any excuse for a sparkler or twenty - I also wonder why we can't harness this energy for positivity and change all year round.
Why do we wait for a date to dictate when we will become proactive and energised about our lives?
Why is today a more fitting day to count our blessings or determine our self worth and resolve to actualise it, than last Sunday was?
Take a seat, put your feet up, rest awhile.
But not too long.
We've got a big one ahead of us.