A New Year
A symbolic benchmark
A line in the sand
No more looking back
Instead fix your eyes forward
To the new horizon
Embracing its hopes and anticipations
Newness and vitality

Farewell to the old
Welcome to the new
Leave behind past regrets
Opportunities missed
And previous disappointments
Open yourself to
New ways of navigating life
New desires and plans

Learn from the past
Its lessons and hurts
But leave it there in the past
Where it belongs
Resist the desire to
Endlessly chew it over
And drag it along with you
As an unnecessary weight

Walk into the new
Unencumbered, unbound
With a lightness of step
And an abundance of hope
Open yourself to life
With all its possibilities
And countless opportunities
A new chapter waiting to be written