“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston
|flowers on New Year's Day|
Later, I read! I finished a book, read a passage from another, and read a chapter from a third book.
While my husband was napping, I took a nap which I rarely do but it was nice and I liked the idea of embracing a restful day.
I went for a three mile walk because on this first day of the year I really wanted to be out in nature. Plus, while it was bitter cold the sky was blue and sunny. I walked through the town of Ashland and by the local college campus. Here is where I found the beautiful flowers still thriving.
This evening, I had friend-time. As the day winds down, I’m even going to journal before bed.
Why have I itemized the day?
|View of local college and a nice spooky tree on a lovely day|
There are so many traditions surrounding New Years. In my family, there is a tradition that everything that you do on New Year’s Day is what you will bring forth in the coming year. I didn’t necessarily plan to do all of these things today but it was nice that it turned out this way. So of course, I also wanted to make a quick blog post because while I'll be returning to work and the commute, writing this blog is something I would very much like to continue.
Another tradition that my family follows is actually a Polish tradition for New Year’s Day is saying, "do siego roku", which translates to "Happy New Year" or "I wish you well".
I hope you all had a wonderful first day of 2015! Here’s to a great year.