I love New Years, and though some people scoff that you could start anew any day of any year, for most of us I think we often need a push to make big changes. The New Year gives us all that reminder, tangible and solid, that today is a clean slate. With great anticipation I plan to make the most of it.
Every year has happy moments and sad, good memories and bad. It is the balance that builds a full life, and it is with a grateful smile and a happy heart that I say goodbye to 2015.
This past year, for me, was epic: a turning point, a life-changer, a new beginning.
Despite some sad days, I’ll never, ever look back on this year with anything but awe and gratitude. Years of working and months of waiting and a dream came true; we made it come true. 2015 was the year of Adventure for our family, and I think we wrung out every bit of it we could. I think 2016 will be our Year of Traveling. We’re planning to expand our horizons even further and explore every place we can get to.
I am mindful of the fact that while 2015 was an amazing year for my family, it was not so for everyone. I hope that wherever it brought you and whatever it left you — good or bad– you’re looking ahead to a new year with hope.
There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind. — C.S. Lewis
What I learned from this past year is that change is hard but it is worth it. Adventure is never a bad choice. I learned that some lives are long and some are not, but what matters is not the length but the breadth and depth. Time does not a good life make.
I hope I can take everything I’ve learned in the last year and apply it. I hope I can continue to build a life I love. I hope you can too.
Happy New Year, my friends. Start today and make it your best one yet.