I awoke with a cotton tasting mouth and remembered my affair with Mr. Myer's. The front lawn is strewn with streamers and confetti. The old year has ended.
And at the early hour in quietness, I reflect on the last year but I am also brimming with anticipation for 2008. I do not set a resolution, but I do consider ways to make this year even better.
I am throwing my nervousness about exploring new places aside so I might be more open to back roads, side trips and simply getting lost. I have spent the past year tramping through Los Angeles and the Bay Area and I just want to ready my mind with the knowledge that nothing goes perfectly and the imperfect things are what you remember most vividly.
I must go on vacation. I know that sounds silly - I often take vacation time. However, I feel drawn to visiting an unfamiliar state with a new horizon. I am a west coast girl and have never crossed the Mississippi or set foot into Canada and I have a strange desire to visit Banff and I think visiting New York would be amazing. So I shall draw up budgets, and see what can be done about those dreams.
Finally, I will try not to look inside myself quite so much and look inside others. I am quite stingy with my affections and often quite blind to what people close to me need out of me. I know these are part of my character traits, but that doesn't require them to be used.
I wish you the best of the New Year - magic and thrills in unexpected places.
Happy New Year!