• Kahmani Zeon


My cousin messaged me this morning and said, “Happy New Year! How do you feel?” I laid in bed pondering this question. All the time, we are asked this questions or questions similar like “how are you?” We fail to think before responding, and generate the most generic response: I’m fine. Today, on the first day of a new year, the day after a year of choas, I refused to be generic. I laid in bed and spent time feeling how I felt. Allowing my authentic feelings to generate a response. After thirty minutes of thoughts, I replied, “I feel grounded”. I look up the word to make sure that’s what feeling I was feeling was. Grounded, if someone is grounded they are sensible and reasonable. They understand the importance of an ordinary day (Collins English Dictionary).

I arrived into this new year with only $2.36 dollars to my name, past due bills, upcoming bills, an inconsistent job, and no idea what I want to do with my life (with my future). Most, would be scared and anxious, but I’m not. I am grounded. I understand the importance of today. I understand today, the present, needs to be cherished. What I do in the now will create what I do in the next. What I do in the now will impact who I am in the next. So, today, on the first day of the new year, I’m going to focus on today and be grounded.

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