Hello there, 2012. I hope this proves to be an adventurous year. But not too much. Let’s not overdo it.
As for 2011? It’s been real. I’ve had my share of fun times, difficult moments, successes, and failures. Some relationships have been destroyed, others restored. Some moments left me feeling completely engaged with the world, others left me wanting to hide from it. Like every other year, 2011 was one full of ups and downs. But by and large, particularly evidenced by the fact that I’m still here to even reflect on it, the year was dominated by ups.
However, 2011 is now in the past. Time to start looking forward.
So here’s the thing: given my love for reading, it’s only appropriate to use the following allegory. I see life as a book. Each action we take translates into a new sentence, a new paragraph, a new page, and ultimately a new chapter. While the existing chapters provide very necessary context, I think we need to leave them behind us and get on with the rest of the book. We can’t expect to move on to the next chapter in our lives if we keep our attention fixed on what’s already been laid down on paper. Somewhere down the road, we need to pick up the pen and get to work on the next part of lives.
So as we wave our collective goodbyes to one year and welcome in the new year with open arms, let’s make it our mission not to focus on the past and move toward the future.
Random Person Asking Andre a Question: “Does that include forgetting about the crazy and unfaithful ex-girlfriend who treated me like dirt, despite me treating her like royalty?”
Andre: “Yes, it does.”
OK, OK. Fine. I’m turning a few of my pages too. 🙂
Peace and blessings to you all this year and in all your days!