Another reason is because I am a list person. It's funny how there are so many ways I am just a laid back, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants, hippie. But there's a tiny little structured personality deep down inside me that causes me to get downright anal about some things. Planning and lists are some of those things. I make a list almost every single day and when it comes to planning trips, parties, births, Christmas cards etc. I am the queen of detail!
So you take my love for documenting, lists, and planning and that adds up to New Year's day being one of my favorite days of the entire year. It's right up there with Christmas and Chick-fil-A cow day for me. I know that is strange, but aren't new things always exciting?! That's why some people just cut to the chase and ask "what's new?" Because whether it's new shoes, new car, or a new baby, sometimes we just crave something NEW! We'll be bringing in the New Year at my in laws undoubtedly playing cards. They LOVE games, especially Hand and Foot. We have played it hundreds of times through the years. And probably a dozen times so far over Christmas break. There are three rounds for each game so even if you tank the first round you can still catch up in the second or third. Then let's say you still loose the game. There is a good chance with this family that you'll get a second chance because they'll play the game again. There is that feeling comes when you start a new game that is the best part because it's a clean slate. You've been given another chance to start all over. That's the feeling I get at the beginning of year. It's like a fresh start after loosing a game, or better yet getting another chance when you were already on top of your game!
and we had our family portrait made too.
So it might have been a year late, but we did accomplish those goals and that makes me so happy!
I know that was a lot of rambling, but when I started reviewing some of my old New Year's posts and began thinking about this one it just made me realize how much I love this underrated holiday. Next I will share what my goals are for this year. Let the countdown begin.