A new year. A new start. A new set of goals and dreams surface. We begin to think of our future as a restoration to the old. We drop yesterday as if it was an object to hold, and press on with a fresh outlook on life. This is the type of conversation I hear at the beginning of every year, normally followed with a resolution- a declaration of something to improve or work on, build up and perfect. And we are delighted for it, can’t wait to start the journey, and fill with anxiety for the potential outcome.
Our culture has created an idealistic joy in constantly “starting over.” Every year, we say these things: “this is going to be the best one yet,” “there are big plans for this year,” “this year will be a breath of fresh air,” “Can’t wait to see what this year has in store for me.”
I am a contributor to this mindset, 100%.
But I have been convicted of it’s flaw. Read More