As I look back on this past year, I am reminded of how good God is and how amazing life can be. So many things have happened and so much has changed. I’ve grown as a person in more ways than I can count. I’ve learned that not everyone is as honest as I am. But also that most people are good for the most part. I’ve discovered that it is really cool to be one of the popular ones. I have found that if you work hard and keep a cheerful attitude, success is the natural result. Especially if you are working at a job that you love and that you were meant to do. I’ve made new friends and had new experiences. I have learned that I like thousand island dressing. And that I don’t need anyone else to be complete. I feel like I have found something that I was missing – I don’t know exactly what, or how to describe it, but I feel whole again. Never in my wildest dreams could I ever have imagined where I would be this New Year’s. Nor did I ever think I would be this happy, this fulfilled, this content with who I am. 2017 has truly been an awesome, incredible year for me. I look forward with much anticipation to 2018.
My New Year’s resolutions are few and simple:
To spend less, to save more.
To try to get back into the habit of working out.
To write with something resembling regularity.
And to continue enjoying every minute of this crazy, beautiful, amazing thing called life.
Whether your 2017 was good or bad or somewhere in between, may your 2018 be awesome and blessed and crazy and delicious and everything you hope it will be. Happy New Year, y’all!
When the clock strikes midnight tonight, 2016 will be no more. A brand-spanking-new, fresh-out-of-the-box, as-yet-untouched 2017 will take its place. Goodness, how time flies. It’s amazing how much can change in a year. Some of it good, some of it bad, and some of it just ugly. This past year has been a year of great change for me. More so, I believe, than any other year I have known thus far. Aside from the heartbreak of losing my mother, there have been some dramatic changes in my life. Most of them for the better, I do believe.
For example, I overcame my lifelong fear of driving and got my very own driver’s license. I am quite proud of that accomplishment. I know that it doesn’t seem like a big deal to most, but for someone who didn’t think she would ever get her license, it is a major big deal. A few smaller but still significant firsts followed. Like my first rental car, my first time traveling alone, and even my first Greyhound trip. This past year I finally found my own personal sense of style, I found the confidence I’ve always lacked, and I even found my very first boyfriend. Well, not boyfriend exactly – I guess you could call him my friend who kisses me occasionally. In short, I think I’ve finally started to grow up. Wow. I guess this really has been a year of great change.
And next year holds the promise of even more change. Hopefully for the better. I have only just begun to find myself and the more I discover, the more I realize how much more there is to discover. Both about myself and about this crazy thing we call life. I have every intention of continuing to grow and learn and experience new things on this amazing journey. I hope that this year will hold many more wonderful firsts – both for myself and for you. To another year of great change!