Well…it’s been A YEAR, hasn’t it?
You know what I love? Fresh starts and newness. Are you with me? And I think 2022 is going to be welcomed with open arms, don’t you?
But hold your horses (if you have any horses, that is… if you don’t have horses, maybe hold on to your leggings. I suspect you’re wearing leggings, just like I am.)
Since it’s been another unique experience,
this 2021, I think it deserves a meaningful conclusion.
I was pretty optimistic, last December 31st that things would kind of go back to
"normal" but now I'm thinking that it's more about learning from the past and then creating something better than the old.
I don’t know what’s happening in your part of the world, but things are still weird here. Gatherings are restricted, people continue to be divided and the rules seem to change by the week.
With that being case, it falls onto our good old friend, Zoom, who has been a reliable constant amidst the chaos.
I admit that I, too, am weary from all the two dimensional gatherings, but connection is important. In fact, it's imperative.
If you think about New Years celebrations gone by, you may notice a lingering feeling of disillusionment. Although you got all dressed up, did the countdown and blew the noisemaker, it may have felt hollow, empty or forced. Or maybe you did the exact opposite and stayed home, watched TV and went to bed early. Either way, nothing to write home about, right?
Up until a few years ago, my own New Years Celebrations were not so much celebrations as active avoidances of the whole ordeal.
Perhaps it stemmed from some traumatic New Years babysitting experiences. Like the one where the kids had never had a babysitter before… ever... and proceeded to cry in stereo for a solid six hours, which left me no choice but to call my own parents in tears. Or like some of the other times where the kids had gone to bed, the parents were still out, and I sat alone in a dark room watching Dick Clark do the countdown while eating a bowl of cereal.
So a couple years, I had the idea to spread the joy and invite people into our New Year's ritual, but I didn’t. Perhaps the timing wasn’t right. Or I didn’t have the courage.
Last year, the idea just won’t go away, so I did my first Conscious New Years Celebration and it was a total hit. People loved it! So much that we're doing it again.
If you’re ready to try something different this year and you’re feeling the need to cleanse the energy of 2021, please join our Conscious New Years Celebration. Live. On Zoom (obviously).
Instead of the same old same old (or different old, since it is 2021), I invite you to close out the old year and welcome in the new one with purpose and vision.
I invite you to get high on life and drunk with possibility.
I invite you to tap into the part of yourself that you’ve been longing to get to know a little better.
I invite you to join me for the Conscious New Years Celebration.