It is New Year’s eve and a brand new year is about to start! It is time to look back on the year that has passed and make new resolutions for the future (which we only keep the first month, as per tradition!). I am not big on holidays, I like to keep it small and cozy with a close group of friends, but I also love sharing these times with you my readers!
How has the past year been for you? For me it has been a bit of a ride, but I remember the good parts mostly. There have of course been definite dips, mostly tied to my financial situation (but that is nothing unusual for anyone), but I’d like to think of all the good this year has brought. For example, The Misty Teahouse has grown and many have joined my little teahouse corner to discuss our favourite class and spec. You guys have been wonderful and it makes me so happy that you loved my new teahouse theme, I feel so motivated to continue creating and designing all kinds of Mistweaver things!
Now, as for New Year resolutions, I have two. The first one is to try to worry less. I know I have extremely low stress tolerance, and I often worry about the future to the degree that I feel downright depressed. Recently, I read a book called “The Way of Zen” by Alan Watts, which served as a good introduction to Zen Buddhism (which I’ve always been fascinated with). Now, I didn’t expect to read any world-shattering new insights, but funnily enough that’s what I got.
Ironically, the way to feel happy and peaceful was not hard or complicated. The concept all together was as simple as it could get: live in the present. But in this book, it took my western assumptions about time and life, and turned it on its head. I already feel much more at peace, even if life is still every bit as unpredictable as it’s always been. But worry often comes creeping back, and letting it go is about as hard as getting rid of a nicotine habit (or as I imagine it, since I’ve never been smoking). You have to work a little to develop more healthy habits.
My second New Year resolution is to take better care of my plants. Yeah, I know, definitely a very low-ambitious resolution. But those are the best! It always feels good to fulfill a resolution, even if it is just an easy one. And besides, I love my plants, they deserve better care. And water, must not forget that this time.
There is also so many new and exciting things that will arrive this year, like LEGION! So. much. excite! I can’t wait to try the new version of Mistweavers and explore all the odds and ends of the new toolkit. I mean, I absolutely expect chaos at the start of Legion. Blizzard has been really ambitious with so many revamps plus a new class, it will probably be incredibly unbalanced at the start, haha! But I’ll be along for the ride and enjoy it all the way, and I hope you will be too!
Misty New Year everybody, and I’ll see you on the other side!