The fact that there is a different number at the end of the date doesn't mean anything to me. I'm still going to be the same person with the same goals, having good days and bad. I can form a new goal in the beginning of a year as well as I can in the middle of a year. Of course I hope things are different this year but I'm not going to kid myself a new year does not mean a new start all my problems are coming with me ... plus one because I just got a speeding ticket. :/
Also, why do people celebrate by drinking? A hangover seems like a horrible way to start a "fabulous" new year.
Not to be a downer it's just how I feel right now.
I hardly acknowledge New Years as I am always trying to set new goals. And I agree, it's just another day and we have the same issues. I try to be optimistic but it's hard right now as I am dealing with so much.
01/02/2012 12:06 PM
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I'm right there with you both. I don't feel like it's being a downer, though. It's just a different perspective. I don't drink any more, but when I did, I found it as an excuse to party. Everyone might not feel that way, but that was just me. It's just a day and usually we have family visit. I don't set any lofty goals or anything like that. I'm always setting small goals in therapy, so I'll continue to do that. They change as I change.
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