Friday, January 2, 2009

Singing The Blues


By Heather Webber

The New Year is supposed to represent a fresh start, a clean slate, a chance to begin again. To start that diet that’s been put off. To renew the gym membership. To better ourselves in some way, where it to give more, have more, be more.

But every year when the New Year rolls around, I’m not quite ready for it. After only a week, I’m still going through separation anxiety with Christmas. Months and months of prepping, singing, getting in the spirit, then BOOM, December 26th dawns and all that’s left are big sales and putting away all the decorations I was just getting used to.

It’s probably too much to ask that the New Year be moved back a week or two… So for now I’m dealing with my post holiday blues by keeping up the Christmas-y things a while longer and really appreciating the time spent with my family. For just a while longer I want to hold on to the spirit of the season… Even if the season’s moved on without me.

That’s not too much to ask, is it?

~heather