It’s a New Year. And that’s always a Big Deal. Anticipation of new beginnings is everywhere.Just look at all the storage on sale at Wal-Mart. It’s a tangible entity, and available “for 20% off this week only!”
Even our three-month old grandson felt this anticipatory excitement as we rang in 2015. Lucas refused to go to sleep until completing a New Year’s Eve photo shoot (he played the New Year’s Baby and his Pop was Father Time). We happily obliged, of course, and then declined the use of midnight noisemakers out of fear of waking him. A sleeping baby trumps a dropping ball every time.
Resolutions abound right now, small and large, even though most will never be kept. But, still, we try. The desire to “keep on keeping on” is granted to all of us in some measure at birth. “Pressing on” is just a biblical way of saying the same thing, taken from **Phillippians 3:14: “I press on towards the mark…”
Isn’t that what life is really all about–choosing to progress forward in spite of the obstacles we encounter?
So in the spirit of “new things” and “pressing on,” I’ve decided it’s finally time for me to begin a blog. Since I have a communication passion and work in the field of editing and writing, I confess this is a bandwagon I should have jumped on long ago. A no-brainer. I could say I’ve just been “too busy.” But perfectionism with a touch of laziness is my only excuse.
Certainly I’ve recorded my thoughts, actions, and emotions before. Years ago I “kept a diary” and then later I “journaled.” The difference is back then it wasn’t published for all the world to see. And I DO maintain Facebook/Instagram/Twitter accounts, but with a “no-drama-mama” policy. So this new writing will come attached with a promise to watch my P’s & Q’s. And my X, Y, Z’s. And my drama. At least most of the time.
Speaking of time–it’s a precious commodity, so I never want to waste yours. My heart for this blog is for something I observe, say, or feel to resonate within you, too, and somehow enable you to “press on” in your own life with hope and, maybe, some humor.
Thank you for “pressing on” with me 🙂
**I received this verse in my daily reading while praying about the new year, and thought “Hey, that would make a great title for a blog.” The rest is short-term history.