I could start off by listing all of my New Year resolutions but…I don’t make New Year resolutions. Just as I don’t think you have to wait until a Monday to start a new diet you don’t have to wait until the beginning of the year to make resolutions.
With that said, I can’t help but get a sense of excitement around the beginning of a new year. I was thinking about where I was at last year around this time. Even though I was just about at rock bottom with my Oxycontin addiction I was somehow still hopeful.
I remember telling myself that 2007 would be my year. I couldn’t shake the feeling that I had just had so many bad years in a row that 2007 just had to be an improvement. Even though it started out kind of rocky with the whole “going to rehab” situation, I can say that 2007 was one of the best years in my life.
Wow…the best year in my life. I must have had tons of fun and made tons of money and got to do a bunch of cool things. Nope, it was the best year in my life because of one reason: I finally sought out help for my addiction.
So even though it wasn’t a New Year’s resolution that got me to the point of getting help, it was the start to a New Year that gave some hope to an otherwise hopeless person.
So here is to being positive and hopeful at the beginning of this New Year. May this year be even better than the last. Happy New Year.