1 Jan

Random fact: 2013 will be the first year not to contain a repeated digit since 1987.

It’s funny how we put so much pressure on the holidays.  We expect Christmas to be a time of wonder and magic and snow.  And we expect New Year’s Day to be this amazing blank slate.  Everything behind you is erased and you’re ready to start fresh and clean.

In reality, today feels like a Sunday.  After 11 days of not having to go to work, tomorrow I go back.  And the slate doesn’t feel blank and fresh.  I already have emails I need to reply to and travel plans I need to make.  I was taking a break and just checking email here and there but I doubt the higher-ups stopped working and there will probably be many things to take care of once we return.

I have new empty calendars and plans for 2013 and I’m putting a lot of pressure on myself to make 2013 better than 2012.  I don’t do this every time a new month starts.  So why is a new year any different?

Logically, it doesn’t make any sense.  But in my heart I’m still holding out for this change of calendar to make all the difference and make things better.


2 Responses to “2013”

  1. Alicia January 1, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    Totally – the pressure is not substantiated, is it? I too have a mountain of things to take care of this week. I’m hoping that the time off I had will serve as a source of renewed energy to tackle the pressures of not only the workload I have ahead of me as well as the pressure I am putting on myself for 2013 to be better than 2012.

    • Anna January 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

      I thought the time off would give me renewed energy but I just got used to the break and the down time and I did not want to do anything!

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