My New Year’s Wish

I awoke this morning like I do every morning, with sleep in my eyes and a dream in my heart, needing coffee to come alive.


I found myself staring out the window at the white, velvet, snow blanketing the ground and tree limbs, and I thought of Frost, wondering if he felt the same way I was feeling, watching the newly fallen snow, crisp, clean, and sparkling.

I could comprehend why he wrote “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.” Did he have the same sleepy smile that graced my face? Was his heart also flooding with unfulfilled dreams, and love as deep as the woods he described?

“What a wonderful way to spend the last day of this dreadful year,” I thought. “Watching the new snow fall on the old, not quite as white, but still pretty.”


My mind wandered to my aunt, cousin, and the mother of my sister-in-law, all battling cancer. Wondering how many years they might have, how many more miles until they sleep?

I took the time to think of family and friends, and you, the person reading this.
I hope this new year brings new dreams to look forward to, laughter that leaves your eyes watering and stomach aching, and love, as deep and magical as the woods Frost described, and I hope you take the time to stop by them on a snowy evening.


Happy New Year!


Love & life lessons,
Kristian

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38 Responses to My New Year’s Wish

  1. fauxcroft says:

    Happy New year πŸ’–πŸ™ Faux

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  2. Nova says:

    May your year be full of unexpected blessings! May your heart remember to be joyful!

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  4. theresaly520 says:

    Lovely observations. May you spend as much time with loved ones as possible. Happy new year!πŸŽ†

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  5. Happy New Year Kristian. All the very best in 2021.😊

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  6. Sadje says:

    Happy new year Kristian. I hope it’s a good year. πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ†

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  7. Brad Osborne says:

    Frost creates a beautiful scene with his poem and encourages us to see the beauty in all the surrounds us. Just like your blog posts! I know that this year will be different than the last, and that for me is enough to be happy about it. Wishing you and yours all the best! Sending love to start your year off right!

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  8. The V Pub says:

    Happy New Year, Kristian.

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  9. sundaymorningwithsandy.com says:

    This is beautiful, Kristian!! Happy and blessed 2021 to you and your family. xoxo

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  10. aguycalledbloke says:

    Happy New Year and 21 to you Madam K πŸ™‚

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  11. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR Kristian! All the best to you! And may this year 2021 come with all the good things we sort of missed in 2020. Take good care and all the best,
    F

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  12. aguycalledbloke says:

    How are you doing Madam K ? πŸ™‚

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    • kristianw84 says:

      I’m doing well, Rory! I need to set aside some time to get back to the blog, but university has wasted no time on assignments. It’s only the second week and I feel like I’m swimming in schoolwork. How are you?

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      • aguycalledbloke says:

        Hey Madam K, l didn’t know you were studying at uni, what are you taking?

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      • kristianw84 says:

        I just started! I’m finishing my degree from ages ago. I’m majoring in business with a minor in English.

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      • aguycalledbloke says:

        Excellent stuff, l am pleased for you. How long is the course and why did you stop the first time around?

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      • kristianw84 says:

        The first time around I went for nursing and decided it wasn’t for me. I wound up trying different certificate programs until I got my foot in the door in the dental field. It paid well and I was happy. Then I was laid off. I went into the nonprofit world moved my way up into management rather quickly and stayed there. Due to restructuring and budget cuts caused by Covid, I was laid off once again. So I figured now was as good a time as any to get my Bachelor’s degree. I think it will help open more doors for me. Luckily, my previous credits transferred. I’m taking quite a few courses, each course lasts about 8 weeks. I should graduate around May of 2022.

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      • aguycalledbloke says:

        Well, way to go Kristian, for versatility and adaption – well done πŸ™‚

        I agree, business will open more doors πŸ™‚

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