Happy New Year!
My friend Julia gave me the book pictured above for Christmas. It’s a journal of sorts with 365 questions in it and under each question 5 lines. The idea is to answer one question a day for five years. I’m enthralled and feeling accomplished at day 4. Let’s discuss again at day 465.
For New Year’s I drove to Worthington, Massachusetts. If I had stayed in New York, I would have worked. I am inundated with follow-up and imputing data into my computer this time of year. It becomes addictive as the due date for this project is January 15. My bonus is connected to this information so you can imagine my motivation. Still, I had no desire to start the year hunched over the computer. I called my friend James.
“May I spend New Year’s with you?”
The building above is a shed you can see from the main house. James didn’t miss a beat. “Of course. Stay as long as you like.”
The house in Worthington is perfect for reading and relaxing. Time seems to slow down as I am finally able to enjoy the sun creeping across the room. There are woods to walk through and a dog that teaches the art of joy. His enthusiasm for life is contagious.
We welcomed the New Year in at a local neighborhood party. I slept late, ate well and laughed with friends who have known me for over 32 years. The year 2015 started out perfectly. I’m hoping it was the same for you!