Oh My Goodness! It's almost here. Am I ready? Are you ready?
I know we actually had the same amount of time we always do to prepare for a new year, but when it's a decade marker year, I'm never ready. It feels bigger. It has more weight to it. More gravitas if you will.
It seems as if there is something I should be doing to prepare. Batten down the hatches? Take the tents down? Clean the cages? Something.......
And 2020? Man, that's science fiction grade stuff. Like something thought up by Robert Heinlein or Isaac Asimov. Maybe something out of Star Trek. Or at least the Jetsons. It doesn't feel quite real.
I wonder how long it will take me to start writing the correct date this year? Days? Weeks? Months?
Remember back when we went from 1999 to 2000? There was all that anxiety. People wondered: Are the computers going to go crazy? Is the world as we know it coming to an end? Does it bring us to our knees? Annnnnnnddddd, it turned out to be a tempest in a teapot.
Tim was so incredibly ho-hum about it all that I, too, was as calm as could be. I figured that he knows computers and if he says it'll all be fine, then it'll all be fine. What's the hubbub about? And of course, he was right. And the kerfuffle was for naught.
This change from 2019 to 2020 doesn't feel like that to me. Not the gloom and doom that the media predicted way back then twenty years ago (!) but it does feel important. It seems as if something really "BIG" is doing to go down this year. Personally? Globally? I don't know. I guess I'll find out.
A friend of mine told me that her yoga instructor said that the year 2020 would be a year of great vision. (teehee) That's awesome and hilarious. I suppose we all wonder what the new year will bring. I hope it does bring great vision to all of the leaders of the world. A little peace would be nice.
And meanwhile, people around the world will be celebrating tonight. And I take that to mean that we all have faith that this coming year, will be a good one. The we all believe we will do what we can to make the world a better place. We celebrate having another opportunity to do it right. Let's make 2020 the very best year ever!
However you celebrate it, I wish you all a safe, healthy, happy and prosperous New Year!
Happy New Year!
Yup, this is me. Some people said, "Sam, you should write a Blog". "Well, there's a thought", I thought to myself. And so here it is.