A New Year Already?

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Does time fly by at faster speeds each year? It sure seems like it. Are your thoughts similar? Well, now that we know a new year is just around the corner, have you made a list of resolutions?

A few days ago, I reminisced about this year and all its glories and sorrows. Resolutions, for me, are a thing of the past. However, I have completed some goals that were set in the beginning of this year (patting myself on the back). I like to create new goals rather than resolutions. So, this began the wheels turning and the goal list for 2018 has commenced!

Here is some wisdom from the author, Kirsten Sevig:

“I decided to measure success in happiness, progress, wisdom, accumulating rejection and failure, resilience and determination, pride in my work, confidence, and comparing only to myself instead of to others.” 

What great wisdom this is because how many measure success in dollar signs only? How many compare their accomplishments to others’ successes and easily beat themselves up for not achieving as much? I hope this wisdom enlightens your visions of the New Year! And even though we’ve read similar encouragement before, this affords us another chance to make our lives what we want them to be. 

Below is an old poem I wrote for New Year’s that I hope you enjoy again or for the first time.

There were…
High points to this year
Low points to bear
Tears to dry
from reasons to cry
Lessons to learn by
Adventures to try
Demons to fight
Wrongs to right
Resolutions completed
Some deleted
But looking back
we see impact
Another year of living
The gift of existing
Accelerate in high gear
No invite for fear
Pour the bubbles
Forget your troubles
Clink and Chime
Celebrate Big Time!

Lauren Scott ©

new year 2018



~LAUREN 🎉🎊🎇🎆✨❤

48 thoughts on “A New Year Already?

  1. Wonderful dear Lauren.. Each year flies by ever faster it seems dear friend, Making the most of each and every moment, and cherishing our loved ones is what is most important.. Loved your poem dear Lauren, and so Cheers dear Lauren.. Happy New Year, May the Bubbles of Joy forever flow within your family xxx

    1. Thanks, Sue, and you’re right…making the most of each moment is important, along with cherishing time with loved ones. I’m glad you liked the poem; it was fun to work on. 🙂 And May the Bubbles of Joy forever flow within your family, also! Sending much love and a zillion hugs your way, my friend. ❤🎉

    1. That’s what I forgot to mention, John, the part about time moving faster with age. 🙂 It’s all good, as along as we make the most of our gift of life. Glad you liked this fun poem, too. Thanks so much, and Happy New Year! 🎉🎆🎊😊

  2. Your poem made me smile and now I’m ready to celebrate! I like the part about completing and deleting resolutions. Maybe I’ll delete mine before coming up with them this time around. Wishing you a new year filled with love and happiness!

    1. I’m glad it did, Sheila! It was fun to write, and it’s almost time to celebrate, too! Haha, I like your idea of deleting before listing your resolutions. I’ve realized that we shouldn’t beat ourselves up for not sticking to a resolution, which means don’t make promises to ourselves that may be difficult to keep. Instead, I’ve made a list of goals, some similar to this year, some new, some stepping out of my comfort zone. But I’m simply going to do my best and see what happens. Many of mine would benefit me if they were completed, so there’s the logic. 🙂 Wishing you the same for 2018 and sending big hugs and much love! Thanks for your friendship and blog support over the years, as well. ❤🎇🎊✨

  3. Lauren, a lovley poem for the end of the year and we will be pouring a glass of bubbly to welcome in 2018! Always a time for reflection…but rejoicing too. Wishing you a wonderful and creative New Year! hugs xx

    1. Thanks, Annika, and Cheers, too! I’m so happy we’ve connected here. I love your writing and look forward to your book – exciting times to celebrate, as well! I’ve started working on some new writing projects (added them to my 2018 Goal list), so we’ll see what happens. I have no expectations, just nudging myself to step out of the routine box and into a box of new creativity and adventure. 🙂 Hugs and Love, my friend 💝✨🎇✨

    1. You’re welcome, Ian, and thank you! I’ve enjoyed your storytelling, so I look forward to more of your adventures in 2018. Thanks for your continued support here, as well. It’s greatly appreciated. Happy New Year to you and yours! 🎉🎉

  4. Lauren, I enjoyed these words of wisdom for the New Year, and of course your poem. Time does seem to go faster and faster, the older we get! Can’t believe we’re hanging up new calendars again already.
    Happy New Year to you and your family, and may we all have a good 2018. 😁💕

    1. Thanks, Betty, and I’m glad you liked the poem. It’s a fun one and what better way to end the year than with a little fun! Yes, time goes faster with age, as John said, too. And you reminded me that I need a new calendar to hang in our bedroom! I usually buy one at Christmas, but forgot, I guess.
      Honestly, when I think back to certain events, I shake my head at how fast the time has gone. It’s definitely surreal. Anyway, have a safe and fun celebration. I know we’re both missing loved ones, but let’s just hold them tightly in our hearts so they can cheer along with us. Sending much love and many hugs, my friend..💕🎉✨🎆

      1. Lauren, I love your reply. Yes, let’s just hold them tightly in our hearts…. I know they’re here with us, wanting us to be happy and joyful, a carrying on with our lives in all fullness. Love and hugs back to you, dear Lauren. 💕🎊🎆🎉

      2. And I loved what you added, Betty, about wanting us to be happy and carrying on with our lives. Carrying on is the tough part at times, but doable while also grieving – even if it’s only baby steps that are taken. Happy New Year’s Eve, and Love and Hugs back again. 🙂 🎉✨🎆🎊🎇💗

      3. I agree with you, Lauren. Baby steps, yes, and sometimes sliding back to square one. But onward we go! Hope you have a peaceful evening. I dread the fireworks (they’re legal in this little town – augh!) More love and hugs to you! 🙂 🎆🎊🎉🎇🎆🤣🎇

  5. Cute poem, Lauren. It may be worthwhile to look back in gratitude to an year of fulfilled tasks and being celebratory about it, instead of ringing in the new year in a resolutionary manner…):)….):)

    1. Thanks, Raja, and it’s nice to see you! I haven’t seen any new posts of yours; hopefully, I haven’t missed them. Ahh, I like your idea about resolutions, which is why instead of making promises to myself, I’m setting new goals. Some are similar to this year’s, some are new, but I’m not attaching any expectations. I’m just going to give them a shot and see what happens. The journey will be adventurous and fun, and that’s what counts. 🙂 Anyway, Happy, Happy New Year to you and yours! 🎉🎊🎆

  6. Time does fly Lauren and that is a reminder…good times fly faster! Let’s blow the bubbles of those troubles to celebrate! Hope 2018 would also fill our life with happiness, love and peace. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead. 🙂

    1. Yes, good times fly even faster, and those times are definitely something to celebrate! Thanks for all your support and visits, Balroop! And let’s forget our troubles and pour the troubles, looking forward to a new year of Hope, Love, and Adventure! Hugs 🎉✨🎊🎆

  7. dizemtekin

    Happy New Year!!

    I really love the quote and poem you’ve added! Really strong words of wisdom!!

    I’ve also made a post on New Years Resolutions which I think you may enjoy!

    1. Thanks, Scott, and life sure is precious. I think we’re all realizing just how precious it is each time we turn on the news. Happy New Year, and I appreciate your friendship as we dive into another new year. 🙂

  8. Apologies but this is a rather late comment. Some days I don’t get the time to deal with the day’s incoming e-mail and the previous day’s late arrivals. Then if I don’t manage to find time to clear up the back up … The 29th of December was our anniversary so the 28th suffered. Today (1st Feb) I’m picking up on Baydreamer. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing Kirsten Sevig’s wisdom. Like yourself, I have moved on from launching resolution and yes – time does accelerate as we age. If we carefully observe – as I observe you do, Lauren – we observe that time and awareness/attention are our greatest treasures, Treasure them, my dear, and the rest will fall into place accordingly.

  9. Hi Ben,
    No apologies are ever necessary. I’m behind on reading blogs all the time, and Happy belated Anniversary! And yes, I do treasure time and awareness, so you’re right. It’s already hard to believe that today is Feb. 1st, but I seem to say that each month. 🙂 Thanks for taking the time to go back a few posts, and have a good weekend ahead. 😊

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