Wednesday, 2 January 2013

See ya never 2012: The best is yet to be.

Happy new year everyone! Best wishes, health and happiness, beauty and wonder, all the best, yata yata yata.

For all of you who had an absolutely earth-shaterringly magnificent 2012, this post might not be for you.

BUT, for those of you who wouldn't mind stealing 2012's lunch money and shoving it in a locker, join the club.

The wonderful thing about celebrating the "New Year", which is simply celebrating the fact that 365 days have passed, is that we can make it whatever we want to make it. For me, I like to see it as an anniversary of "firsts". Some of my firsts, such as my first jagerbomb or my first d-floor make out, are inconsequential in the great scheme of things ... I mean they were great, but let's think big picture here. Some firsts though, can and have been monumental moments. First steps in a new direction. Many years in my life have come and gone without much acknowledgement, sometimes because I've been a few sodas deep by the time midnight hit and sometimes because, well, I didn't need a reason to give the previous year a swirly and hope for a better one to come. But, my friends, this year I did. And I'm here to tell you that if you did too, this is our chance to take back what is ours. Our chance for a "first" ... our chance for a first step in the right direction.

I truly believe that once in a while, the universe decides that you need to make an epic change... That you need a personal TSN turning point. Now, we know that in order for a sports team to warrant said turning point, they basically need to hit rock bottom and then, like an ice cold Gatorade waiting in the fridge after a big night out, something saves them. I believe that these are the big monumental moments in our lives - the firsts that we'll tell our grand-kids about when we're old and have nothing else to say that they'll find interesting. These are the times when the universe has knocked us down, kicked us in the kidneys and yelled 'Yo Mama' jokes at us until we couldn't take it any more. And then, December 31st arrives and we have the beautiful opportunity to stand up, look the past year right in the face, turn our back on it, and move ON.

So, my friends, this is it - this is your chance to dramatically walk away from a year that may have bullied you a little more than you planned for. Stand up, muster up whatever energy you have, turn on your heel, and start marching. Left, right, left, right.

Let's not pass up this amazing chance to regain control ... the new year truly can bring you hope, wonder and beauty, you just have to get off your ass and take the first step towards it.

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao-Tzu

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