This year the main theme of my life seems to be change. My son changed schools. I've changed law firms. Opened a new office in Fairfax, Virginia. Had my paralegal quit for slightly more money. I became a professional writer, and am making head roads on my dream to make writing the day job. While it's been a volatile ride, I'm mostly happy with where things are.
Still, I think I'm going to adopt a Festivus tradition for this year. I've been thinking of this since I wrote last week's post on Christmas. One of the Festivus traditions is "the airing of the grievances." I think with a little tweak, it would really work. Here's my tweak: Rather than airing grievances at any one person, I think they need to be told to the Universe and then let go. After all, the New Year is all about new beginnings and a "fresh start." How can you get one of those if you're still holding on to last year's baggage?
So, at 11:55 pm tonight, tell your regrets, your slights and angers to the Universe and let them go at midnight. Start the New Year with hope and a clear heart. At least, that's what I'm going to do.