Sunday, January 1, 2012

and now it is 2012

I’m prone to being a little bit superstitious and a little bit theatrical. Sometimes I just can’t help myself in spite of an abundance of reasoning and rationale. Instinctively I am more of an intuitive beast than a logical one. So today after rather a ho-hum, dare I say ‘bad’ day, I am left wondering if this is what 2012 has in store for me. Should I just surrender now and throw myself under a rock for the next 365 days? Is it a sign, a symbol, a metaphor of what to expect for this revolution of the almighty sun?

Or perhaps I should just interpret today’s events in a paradigm of “the only way is up”?

The tiny tiny reasonable (and somewhat squeaky) voice within tells me not to interpret or place too much significance on the drama of today at all. It is after all just another day. My four and three year olds are not in on some universal conspiracy to spoil the entire year.

… but sometimes I just can’t help myself.

Do you sometime place too much significance on events? “Read” them as you would some finely crafted novel rather than just the randomness of everyday life.

14 comments:

  1. I live by '' Tomorrow is another day'' :)(to start again with a clean slate)

    Leah x

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  2. Oooh I have that Yazz song in my head - the only way is up indeed. Its so easy to place significance where we probably shouldn't - I do it all the time. And as for a great start to the year - my kid had the biggest tantrum she has ever had on New Years Day in the middle of a car park yesterday. A sign of things to come - no just a full on, overwhelming holiday season coming to a head.

    Looking forward to the good things 2012 has for you - because I am sure there will be loads.

    Amanada xoxox

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  3. Yazz was the first thing that popped into my head. D:REAM "Things Can Only Get Better" is one of those songs that pops into my head when I'm having a crappy day. Three kids is really hard, Sal. When Noah was a baby (and there were only two) I felt that every second day at most was crap. So when I was having a bad time with a whiny baby, I would remind myself that this must be the crap day and tomorrow will be the good one. I haven't decided what the pattern is yet, with three.

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  4. I had one of those monsters in my house too last night... It can def only get better can't it? Happy New year & a lovely one with beautiful, happy children that sometimes are a bit tired & intolerable. lol

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  5. There's always that sensation that if the first of anything starts off badly, then it's a sign of things to come... but usually, it's just a little speed hump. I've been known to feel the same, but this is the year for not dwelling on the little speed humps, and really focussing on the road ahead.

    Happy New Year!

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  6. omg yes! i too was having a 'bad' day where nothing would go right. i did wonder the significance. liked your theory on the 'only way is up' will keep that in mind :) hope 2012 is good to us all & i will certainly enjoy reading all about your news :)

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  7. OH yea I can be like you - read to uch and spoil it for myself. I do fing if I swing it and look at the bright side it actually looks a whole lot better. But that can be hard in a difficult time!!! HAng in there - stay calm - it makes it easier to look at the situaton then get caught up in it... Also if you stay calm it make sit easier to handle and it also makes you feel really good - that you actually stayed calm!!!

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  8. I know what you mean, our first few days of the new year have been challenging to say the least, fussy kids, husband and I bickering - I'm trying to be realistic and blame the late nights and hot weather but I can't help thinking that this is not a great start to 2012!

    I hope you have a lovely day today and that 2012 is an amazing year for you and you beautiful family xx

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  9. OH Hullo Sal that's me you're describing to a T ... I bloody read something in to almost everything good, bad or indifferent! BUT my resolve is to make every post a winner for 2012. Stash & Treasure has been my obsession since being hatched on November 13, all normality has vanished.
    Thinking of you and sending bucket loads of love and happiness for 2012 to YOU and Your Darlings. xoxoxoxoxo

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  10. I felt really bleurgh on new year's day too. After such a busy few months at the end of 2011, I was looking forward to starting the new year with a bang. Alas, it wasn't to be. I hope it isn't a sign of things to come!!

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  11. I am all about instinct and nothing about rationale :) and the only thing I can do to live a somewhat "normal" life is to shut it off. Meditation and focus and just plain ingoring it!!!

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  12. Sally, I think you are like most of us, there is a certain amount of apprehension and anxiety at the beginning of the year, and it doesn't take much to set if off. My car was rear-ended yesterday, and the kids are driving eachother and me crazy, having hubby at home is lovely, but I think once we're back to our normal routine, things will be easier and it will feel like the year has actually started! :)

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  13. I love a good conspiracy theory- and never underestimate 3 and 4 ear olds ;)

    I am a natural born worrier and pessimist so I read way too much stuff into everything.

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  14. OMG! I am so superstitious that I had to comment on this post because the 13 comment were bothering me!!! I'll book some therapy soon...

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