Monday, December 26, 2016

Are You Ready to Say Goodbye to 2016?

Created by Kimberly Kline, API

It happens at the end of every December…. 

It is time to say goodbye to the past year 
and hello to the next!

But this yearly ritual often means different things to different people.

Some are sad to see the past year go.  Maybe they had some great things happen to them or their family.  Or they simply lament the passing of time.

While others are more than ready to start fresh.  It may have been an especially hard year ~ losing a loved one or problems with their job or family.

No matter what the case may be, there is no one that will not be effected one way or another when the clock strikes midnight.

That includes me!

After all, it is an exciting time when we get to herald in another new year.

And one of the first things many of us will do 
is make some New Year’s Resolutions.

But I, for one, will not be taking this traditional path.  The beginning of a new year is simply not the best time for me to decisions about what I want to accomplish or change in the coming year.

While I applaud the desire to make positive changes through our resolutions, I am here to say that I will not be making any.

That is not to say that I don’t welcome the idea of fresh starts, and the beginning of a brand new year seems like the perfect time for this.  By its very nature it comes with feelings of hope and possibility.

I, however, choose not to participate.

This time of year I recognize that I simply have too much on my plate to really focus on making any big decisions or setting goals.
I have to do what is right for me.”  
excerpt from “No New Year’s Resolutions ~ Who is With Me?”.

No New Year Resolutions ~ Why I Choose to Look Back Instead!  “Tweet This”

So instead of looking forward, I find that the older I get, the more reflective I become.

And one of the first things I think about is how truly lucky I am.

My family is my rock…and nothing I have ever or will ever accomplish happens without them and their unwavering support.  I only hope they feel they get the same from me.

I am also lucky to have so many of you 
that continue to read what I write and, hopefully, find some value in it.  
You keep me going.

Finally, I am excited and thankful for a new venture I have recently set in motion (I will share more about this in the coming weeks!).  Just like when I first started by blog, this path has revitalized my drive and passion for what I do.

I now have a new perspective and out of complacency has come purpose and drive.

What more could you ask from a year?

I wish you all 
the time to reflect on the good things 
that have happened in the past year, 
and a chance to look to the coming year 
with hope and wonder.

Enjoy, and see you again in 2017!!!

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