Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Turning the page


In reality, December 31 to January 1 is simply a flip of the calendar page. Symbolically, it's a lot more to me. It's a blank slate I fill how I choose.

It's a new beginning, a chance to discard that which no longer serves me, grows me, or makes me happy so that I may make room for that which will.

It's another year for me to continue to capitalize on my strengths and work on my weaknesses. It's a new planner to fill with goals and ideas. It's a new chance to understand and to be understood. It's a fresh opportunity to be kind every day to myself and to others.

These prospects excite me. I'm ready to turn the page. 

Good luck to MFD marching in his 27th (edited...I thought it was the 26th) Mummers Parade tomorrow, as well as all of our friends and family in other bands.
from a previous year
Not sure what a Mummer is? Click here or read my blog about Mummers Day 2014. If you're out of the area and would like to watch, click here for the live stream of the parade. MFD is in a string band, and that division is last. Bands should hit the judging/TV area around 1 if the parade is running on time. His band - The Joseph A. Ferko String Band - is last in the lineup. If you're in the area, head down to the parade! It's a Philly must.

NYE Trivia: this is my 293rd blog post of the year.

I wish you health, growth, and prosperity in 2015.

Happy New Year!

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39 comments:

  1. Yes!!! I look at the new year as a blank slate and the opportunity to change what needs to be changed. I wish you and MFD a very healthy and happy 2015!

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  2. Agreed! Wishing you and MFD all the best in 2015. I hope all of your new year's wishes, goals, and good ideas become a reality. Cheers!

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  3. I feel like I'm always reflecting on things, but right now I'm especially focused on thinking about what worked this year, what didn't, and finding more purpose and direction. Cheers to turning the page!

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  4. I feel the same way!! Happy Happy New Year!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  5. Happy 293 posts and a very happy New Year!!!

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  6. I feel the same. I look forward to starting fresh and taking on the year!

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  7. Symbolically, indeed! Cheers to 2015, my friend!

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  8. I'm ready for new beginnings! I feel like I should go buy a crisp new notebook and write out all my hopes, dreams, and goals of the year. I just might do that!

    Happy New Year!

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  9. Perfectly stated! I'm so ready to turn the page too!

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  10. I totally agree with you. While I think I'm over the go out and party thing on NYE, it's still my favorite holiday. Something about starting fresh with a chance to tackle new dreams (and old ones) just excites me!

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  11. Happy New Year! I'm totally ready for a new year. Have fun at the parade!

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  12. That's an awesome trivia fact - I don't have the patience to write that extensively :) I love the New Year too - great spirits and great hope is in the air. Hope you and MFD have a wonderful New Years Eve celebration!! Happy 2015 Stephanie! -Iva

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  13. That is EXACTLY how I look at the New Year. Love it!!

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  14. That's exactly how I see the new year too. I was just thinking about that earlier this morning actually. In reality it's just a Wednesday to a Thursday but just like snow on Christmas I love the romanticism of getting a clean slate on January 1st. Good luck to MFD & I can't wait to see what 2015 brings you!

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  15. Happy new year and good luck to MFD!

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  16. It's nice to start over with a clean slate to make different memories, experience new things and learn from previous slates. Happy NYE!

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  17. Every day in every way, my life and my loved ones lives are more and more wonderful. This has been my mantra for the past few,years and I will continue to chant!!! We are very blessed and I am very grateful. however, I would love to hibernate until Spring!!!! Love and lights and angels and positive energy to all!!!! Goddess speed! Love your Momma

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  18. I saw the perfect word for the New year in this post: Evolve. That's what it's all about! Love this post. Cheers to 2015!

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  19. I love a fresh calendar page too! Wow - 293 posts. You are a machine! How do you do it? (Seriously... I want to know.)

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  20. I like the T.S. Eliot quote. Our language definitely needs to change for us to evolve.

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  21. Best wishes in the new year! Cheers to a fresh start! NYE trivia: today I posted by 197th post of the year; in 2013 I posted 245 times.

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  22. Happy New Year to you! How cool that he's performing in the Mummer's Parade! Hope it isn't too cold out :)

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  23. Good luck to MFD and the band this year, they rocked it last year. Hope this year brings so much happiness to you all. Hope it brings another meetup with us as well!

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  24. Ready for a new year and clean slate. Hope you have a fabulous NYE, cheers to 2015 :)

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  25. And happy New Year to you as well!

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  26. Happy 2015 Steph totally glad I found this blog in 2014!! My post for tomorrow also talks about it being symbolic... and it is! Loved this and good luck to MFD!

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  27. Happy 2015, friend! I'm so excited for this new blank page.

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  28. You are definitely not alone in feeling the symbolic weight of that calendar page flip! I feel that way about lots of new things, like all of a sudden I got a blank slate.

    I have learned to let things go more and start new whenever I am ready, but there is still something in that last-first day of the year that spells new beginnings to me.

    Happy New Year, and best of luck with your resolutions!

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    1. Same here! I've definitely learned to let go and start new whenever I'm ready or need to, but there's just such delicious anticipation on December 31 and January 1!

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  29. here's to a happy and healthy 2015!

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  30. Best wishes for 2015!! Happy New Year!! I like the feeling of a fresh start and a time to reflect.

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  31. i feel the same about the new year. it's exciting. hope 2015 is your best year yet :)

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  32. Kevin and I have decided that we're not just turning over our leaves this year we're burning the old ones and striving to do much better on our goals!

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  33. happy new year! here's to a wonderful 2015. i'm excited for this year as i start it off (soon) with fucking off for 3+ glorious months and I.CANT.WAIT.

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  34. Happy new year, friend! May it be your best one yet! :D

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  35. I think of New Year's as more of closing a chapter vs. starting a new one. It's pretty much the same concept, but I tend to focus more on reminiscing about the past year rather than looking forward. Maybe it's because I don't do resolutions or anything, but either way...we all love New Year's!

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