A new year’s post – because I just had to.
With the New Year upon us, I thought I’d take a moment to reflect on the year gone by and prepare my brain for the year to come.
I’ve always loved the saying, “Do not regret growing older – it is a privilege denied to many.” I have the privilege of kicking off each year not only with a new year for the world, but a new year of my life, as my husband and I both have January birthdays. Every year we get closer to 30 seems a little less appealing, but honestly, I don’t understand how anyone could ever be sad about their birthday. I mean it, 30 shmirty, 50 shmifty, 80 shmatey. You got to spend another entire year surrounded by people you love who love you back. (At least, that’s my hope for each of you.) Why should we do anything BUT celebrate that? What a gift. Not such a great year? Make a decision to turn it around in the next one. It’s like a do-over in life. Awesome.
As the holidays wrap up, I’m reminded over and over again of the fragility of life. The funny thing about getting older is that the more time goes by, the more loss you see in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s truly tragic that it sometimes takes these catastrophic events to be reminded just how precious life really is. So, I urge you to take a moment today, on this last day of 2013, to appreciate what you have, just because you can. The people around you, the home you live in, the food on your plate. And make the most of every second of every day without getting bogged down by all the mundane tasks and overwhelming things ahead.
With that said, here are a few things I’m thankful for from 2013:
Buying our first home…even though it hasn’t been all warm fuzzies along the way…
Things I’m looking forward to in 2014:
Welcoming our first niece, miss Anna Francis Money, into the world and sharing a birthday month with her!
Starting a “new job” at a “new company” after my current company splits into two!
A weekend getaway to Arizona with my husband.
A trip to New Orleans with a few of my best friends!
A trip to Kansas City with a few more of my best friends!
Marrying off four of my six bridesmaids and all the celebrations that go along with that!
Celebrating our 3-year wedding anniversary. (Holy smokes, they go by fast.)
And many more exciting adventures that I’m sure are to come.
Wishing you all the happiest of new years – here’s to 2014 being the best year yet!
Friendly reminder – be SAFE tonight! Live your life, but do it wisely. Call a cab or have a DD if you’re out celebrating!
Love to all, and thanks for reading this year! Hopefully I will post a little more frequently in 2014.
Happy New Year,