So the New Year begins, 2014.  The end of one year and the start of the next gives people the sense of fresh start, a reason to make changes in their life.  The reality, though, is that time is a socially constructed idea created to keep track of things.  Somewhere along the line value was given to anniversaries, new years, birthdays, and so on.  Now, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with celebrating these milestones, I’m more concerned with the notion of New Year’s resolutions.  I just feel like its society’s way of saying you’ve got a clean slate when really you have all year to put your foot down and create change if you really want to.  Shouldn't we be bettering ourselves all year round?  Do we really need a special day to remind us to be better people, achieve goals that have been on your mind, or to live a healthier lifestyle?  That being said, if the New Year is going to give you that push of motivation that you’ve been needing to make change, good on you.  As for me, I plan to continue just as I have been: be true to myself and do my very best to reach my goal of a full recovery. 

I wish everyone blessings followed by blessings and the strength to take life by reigns always and see every day as an opportunity for change.