A letter to the New Year


Hi 🙋‍♀️,

I’m Jo, somewhere in Africa 🇬🇭🌍. I’m sure you are on standby waiting to start your shift. I don’t know if you’re excited or indifferent about it but for me, it’s kind of bittersweet. Don’t think I’m quite ready 😥.

Halfway through this year, I couldn’t wait for it to be over for you to come – the illusion of getting a fresh start. Like everything else, the middle period is the longest, tiring and frustrating part; where the temptation to give up is strongest and the motivation to hold on, the weakest. That won’t change with you either. That time is coming whether I like it or not 🤷‍♀️.

I realize I don’t need you to clock in before I do what I need to do. The date doesn’t matter; the first step does. I’m still gathering the courage to do what I know I was born to do and it’s likely it will happen when you come around. I don’t know if you have any favorites but in case you’re taking names of those to be kind to, could you kindly add mine? ✏

This year taught me the relieving power of shedding tears 😭. The moments themselves hurt a lot…do you know the feeling of a heart bleeding? 💔 It’s something like that. You know the interesting part? There’s no sound. Silent pain causing streams of tears to pour onto the face. I guess the amount of water I drink each day has something to do with it. But afterwards, when I’ve taken a deep breath and the wind begins to dry the tears, I feel lighter and at peace when I remember all the reasons why it will get better 🏃‍♀️.

But I want to experience the other side when you come. I want to shed tears not because of what I’m missing but what I’ve received and too grateful for which my heart can only express with tears. I want to be overwhelmed with goodness and pleasant surprises and not run out of thankful tears. I know that might be out of your hands so I’ve already sent a prayer to the Creator of Time. Just giving you a heads up when He hands over your itinerary 🗂.

I’m not too sure about the ‘New You, New Me’ mantra anymore. Though it will feel different when you take over, it will also feel quite the same. I just want to be better than I am now and bolder with my decisions. I pray I will not ignore the opportunities that come my way to do just that. So help me God 🙇‍♀️ 🙏.

I’ll end it here. Will write you again soon. Send me a reply when you can.

Till next time,
It’s me, Jo 💃.

© Josephine Amoako 2018

25 Comments Add yours

  1. GodGirl says:

    I love this. So beautifully written. Bring on the new year and all its possibilities! 🌾

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you for reading! Happy New Year to you!

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  2. Afiya says:

    I love it…..

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      I’m glad you do. Thanks for reading 😊

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  3. Beautiful.

    Sent from my iPad

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    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks dear 😊

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  4. karthika94 says:

    So genuine…. Wish you a very Happy New Year….

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you for reading. Happy New Year to you too 😊

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  5. This is so meaningful that I am sharing it. Happy, healthy New Year

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Many happy returns to you, Susie!

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  6. AP2 says:

    Beautiful words. I’m a big believer in power that crying has for the soul. It’s about accepting your emotions. Letting them wash over you. Once you’re done you always feel a strange kind of peace. Let go of the past and live for the new day. Happy new year to you and thank you for making me smile 😊

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks for reading and sharing your thoughts. Happy new year to you too.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Sylvia Ideh says:

    I was scared about 2021 this morning but now, I feel better. Let’s see what 2021 has for us?

    Happy New Year, Jo.

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    1. joseyphina says:

      May God bless our efforts this year. Happy New Year, Sylvia 😃

      Liked by 1 person

    2. joseyphina says:

      May God bless our efforts this year. Happy New Year, Sylvia😃

      Liked by 1 person

    3. joseyphina says:

      May God bless our efforts this year. Happy New Year, Sylvia

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  8. Kaycee says:

    Blessings dear

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      You too, Kaycee.

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  9. Well said.
    “The date doesn’t matter; the first step does.” I couldn’t agree more.
    What will be, will be.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. joseyphina says:

      Happy New Year, Goldie!

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Peshy Jumwa says:

    So well written Jo, Happy New Year 🥂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thank you, dear

      Like

  11. thelilsnail says:

    it was nice..😍😍😍

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