New year’s day is just one day. One day to start fresh, to start over, to start a new chapter, to reflect and try to be better.

But what if we woke up every day like it was new year’s day, to start fresh, to start over, to start a new chapter, to reflect and to try to be better.

Wake up every day with the same goals, the same ambition, and with the same innate desire to succeed at life.

I wake up every day with that 20 year old in her heart, mind and soul. That 20 year old that wasn’t supposed to survive, yet got an extra 20 years. Though 10 of those battling an illness. And even with 10 difficult years, I am still deeply grateful for those 10 years.

You might wonder why. It’s because I was allowed to wake up each day and take another breath. Something I didn’t know would happen.

New year’s day is every day for me, and it should be for everyone.

And even on new year’s day, there might be some bumps, some hurdles, some not so great moments, but we wake up the next day with that same ambition, to succeed, to grow and to be better versions of ourselves.

What do we really desire? Maybe it’s blanketed in diets, and goals, and money. But what if we went deeper and really found what we are looking for. To be honest, I don’t have the answer to this, because I might still be looking. But what I know, is I wake up with the quest to understand.

And maybe that’s all we need to wake up with. If our goal is to understand why we do what we do, then maybe we will someday fix the unfixable.

And maybe on January 1, 2033, I might have some answers, and maybe I won’t, and I am okay with that.

In life, we seek answers to everything. However, I don’t know if we will ever have true and real answers.

So, on January 1, 2023, wake up with the goal that the next 364 days you will wake up like it’s January 1, quite possibly the best day of the year.

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