For Auld Lang Syne

the first chapter is new years dayI 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.

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2 thoughts on “For Auld Lang Syne

  1. Jamie

    I loved your 2015, just watching from social media! So happy for you guys! I bet 2016 will be just as awesome.

  2. Heather

    Your year was truly amazing! I’m so proud of you and how you handled it all. As for me this year I want to be a better version of myself. We’ll see where that leads me.


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