Happy new year iPhone 6

Out with the old, in with the new, may you be happy the whole year through! All the editorial team at iDB joins me to wish you a happy new year. May this year bring you health, wealth, love, happiness and everything in between.

Now that we’ve got the wishes out of the way, I’d like to talk to you about something that I feel is pretty important, especially as we enter a new year.

When I was a kid, my parents used to tell me to savor every moment of my life, because life itself goes by so quickly. Of course when you’re 12, you don’t put too much thoughts into what your parents tell you. You know better than that. When I was 12, I couldn’t wait to be 14 so I could meet the legal age to ride a moped. When I was 14, I couldn’t wait to be 16 to go to high school. When I was 16, I couldn’t wait to be 18 so I could be old enough to drive a car.

This pattern went on until I got married and had kids. All the sudden, I didn’t want to live in the future anymore. I just wanted to live in the present and enjoy my kids, while reminiscing about the good old days. You know you’re old when you start being nostalgic.

Admittedly, I don’t spend nearly as much time with my kids as I should. Running a blog like iDB is more time consuming than you could ever imagine, and it seems that the eve of a new year is always the moment when I realize I could have done more with my life during the 364 days that just flew by. Was it worth it? Would have staying away from my computer as soon as my family gets home every day had a negative impact on iDB? Maybe. Would have it been dramatic? Probably not, in the grand scheme of things.

Enjoy every moment. Seize the day. This is my message to you for 2015.

Put your iPhone down for a minute and lift your head up. Look around and be present. Be in the moment with the people around you. What’s happening on Twitter can wait because you can always scroll back through your timeline, but you can’t scroll back in time through your life. What’s happening now will never happen again, and hip photo filters will never do justice to the actual sliver of time you just posted on Instagram.

This is of course easier said than done. I am guilty of it too, maybe even more so than most people. But the advantage I have is to be aware of it. I can change. We can all change. We can all make a conscious effort to unplug from our overly connected lives every once in a while, and be more present for the ones we love.

You can have a million Twitter followers, but you can only have a limited amount of real friends and family members. Be there for them because they are the ones who need you the most.

In 2015, I will be more present for my family. I will be more attentive to my wife and more available for my two amazing children. Any other resolution should only come second to that.

What will you do in 2015?

  • Jake Smith

    I’m going to stop staying up so late and sleeping so much during the day, get myself in shape, and write more. Happy New Years co-workers and readers!

  • Delis Encarnacion

    Great post !!! Really really great advice.

  • Cameron Nottingham

    Bonne année Sébastian!

  • Ivan Diardo 

    Should I be crying?

  • john diaz

    Happy New Year everyone!

  • iPodDroid

    Still 2014 as of this comment on my side…

    • Abdullah Safdar

      Canada?

      • Warmachine69

        The pacific time zone

  • Happy new year!!

    • Anmol Malhotra

      Happy new year bro 🙂

  • Melma

    Happy new year from New York City

  • iKhalil

    Feliz año nuevo

  • Victor Molina

    Happy New year’s to all. Going to take your advice and spend more time with my family. Wishing the best for every one.

  • Rahimo

    happy new year iDB team, and all of you readers of my comment, I wish for you a great successful year !!!

  • Wesley Tee

    Happy new year Sebastian! and the iDownloadblog team! 🙂

  • regkilla

    Happy new year iDB!

  • Nirvana

    Happy new year to all iDB readers and editors, thank you Sebastien for the meaningful post.

  • Elias

    Best post I’ve read all year, no but in all seriousness this was an amazing additionally inspiring post. Happy new year everyone!

  • A man

    Happy new year to everyone! Thanks Sébastien for this post, is really inspiring!

  • Warmachine69

    Happy new year from Surrey,BC canada ehh!

  • Sadly, we have to wait a complete year for such kinda awesome post…

  • Rod Perry

    Happy New Year! The banner of your photo is great! What is the app made?

  • Enrrique510

    Happy New Year Sebastian from East Bay, SF Bay Area Calofornia. I too will enjoy my wife and son this year. Thank you Commented people!!

  • OK
    😐

  • Dan B

    Feliz Año desde Buenos Aires, Argentina!! Happy to be part of the iDB community.

  • SIMON

    I can change. We can all change. We can all make a conscious effort to unplug from our overly connected lives every once in a while, and be more present for the ones we love.

    No Sabastien, we can’t. That’s really beautiful dream, but we can’t do that. That’s why you have memories, which shared with us… Anyway, I wish you and others people all the best and fulfill those dreams, for whom, after all it is worth to live. And… buy an motorbike, if you haven’t already. 😉

  • Chris Zhu

    Thanks for another year of iPhone news, iDB, and happy new year to you guys too! 😀