Finding Inspiration In The “New Year”


I’m not too sure if I’m alone in thinking this way but every single year, just days after we ring in the New Year, I feel re-energized and inspired.  Everything and anything unfortunate that occurred the year before is completely erased.  I’ve been given a clean slate where anything is possible.     


There’s HOPE!  I can see it, I can smell it, I can taste it…it’s finally within my grasp.

A sudden rush of invincibility and unbridled optimism fuels my drive to pursue my dreams; this euphoric feeling of boundless positivity and capability is intoxicating.  I’m in open space moving at Mach 6 towards my quest in achieving EVERY dream, whether it be big or small.20172

There’s nothing that I can’t accomplish…there is no fear…no hesitation in thought or action.  My focus is razor sharp and crystal clear.  The only thought that echoes in my mind like a broken record is “YES! This is THE year! This is gonna be MY year!”  

I know that thought is so cliché, but what can I say, I’m an eternal optimist at heart.  Feeling this way makes me want to share my words of affirmation and enthusiasm with anyone and everyone around me.  That’s a good thing, right?

This wave of emotions will eventually subside as the year progresses, but I’m going to ride it for as long as I can and know wholeheartedly that I gave it my all and then some. 

A renewed sense of hope.


It’s that time of year when people start making resolutions for the new year.  Some will follow through, some will meet half their expectations and the rest will just brush it off.

As for myself, I always seem to get rejuvenated; that inner optimistic side emerges and gives me that feeling of what can happen.  All the things that didn’t go my way or the bad stuff that occurred in the previous year can finally be forgotten.  The slate is wiped clean  and I’m able to start over to accomplish the impossible.  My dreams are just a stone’s throw away, that better job is just within reach or that chance where my spirits can be raised once again .

I know that I’m not alone in feeling this.  There’s a select group of people out there known as the “eternal optimists”; you know who you are.  Despite all the odds, you find a glimmer of hope that drives you to carry on.

This is how I feel every time around this year.  I feel that I’m given a second chance to pursue what I could not in the previous year.  All the mistakes and wrong turns helped to better my understanding of how I should maneuver myself onto the right path.

Having this new sense of confidence helps to strengthen my resolves; I am empowered once again to know that life is still worth living.

New Year’s resolutions can help to motivate one’s self into self-improvement and happiness, drive them to reach their personal goals.  I, on the other hand, feel that ringing in the new year gives us a renewed sense of hope; to achieve anything and everything.  To dream big and see it come true.  So here’s to a new year where the sky’s the limit!

The only part that I dread for the new year is: