How New is New Year?

 As the year ends, we pick up our notepads and scribble down our goals and aspirations;

As if a to-do-list is our ticket to enter the coming New Year;

But when the excitement of having crossed over begins to fade away;

So does our resolve to follow through with our resolutions;

Procrastination sets in; making us think twelve months is long enough

So there’s no need to start right from day one.


For some of us, a new year is a new slate;

To leave the past behind us and start afresh;

But in case it hasn’t dawned on you; you’re not getting any younger;

Oh yes, you can start all over but time isn’t waiting for you;

You can’t press the refresh button with time;

Once gone, it’s lost forever.

Some resolutions need time to become realities;

Others, not so much;

But if you’re still struggling to finish what you started five years ago;

Then perhaps a change in perspective is what you need;

A new year with fresh resolutions doesn’t mean last year didn’t happen;

It is only a chance to correct wrongs and finish what you started.


So as you turn over a new page and start scribbling down goals again,

Remember you cannot turn back the hands of time;

The best you can do is to make the best out of this new opportunity;

You are older than you were same time last year holding the same very pen;

So make it a point to take your decisions seriously;

Because you don’t know for sure if you would be around same time next year.


13 Comments Add yours

  1. Gyslaine L. says:

    Happy New Year Joseyphina !

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you, Gys! May yours be blessed and prosperous. 🙂


  2. Clement Afreh says:

    happy new year Joe ♥

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Many happy returns, Clement


  3. We take our New Years’ resolutions pretty seriously. We just finished revising our business plan, marketing & sales plan, and our website for 2018. It’s important not just to prepare, but to keep everything up to date in business!

    Also, I think you have a typo. I think this should have been younger and not longer:

    But in case it hasn’t dawned on you; you’re not getting any longer

    If you’re interested in hiring our grammar nazis to check for typos prior to posting, you know how to find us! 😄

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for pointing that out. Happy New Year to you.


      1. You’re welcome, and thank you. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  4. This is point on for me.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Glad to know. Happy New Year in advance!


  5. Thank you for this advise Josey!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      You’re welcome! Happy New Year in advance, Deshi!


  6. good one! Happy New Year…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Happy New Year to you too!

      Liked by 1 person

Thanks for reading. Have some thoughts? Drop them below and let's chat!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.