(Picture by kungfoodie.org)
This has not been my favorite year. Out of the 27 years of my life, 2014 is one of the most unpleasant years I have had the pleasure of living through. It easily ties for first place with the year my husband was deployed and I first fell horribly ill. The year 2014 has been full of grief, sorrows, unpredictability, crisis, stress, physical and emotional pain, and regressing health. It has held tears and groans, restless days and nights, innumerable physical therapy appointments and orthopedic treatments, and wild and unpredictable ups and downs that have left me exhausted and uncertain of what will come next. There have been good things and many blessings, but those have felt far outweighed by heartache and difficulty.
I am ready to move forward, and I am truly excited for 2015. It can be argued that the slate is wiped clean with each new day full of new mercies and challenges. But for me, the slate doesn’t truly feel wiped clean until the calendar page turns and a new year of possibilities begins. I love starting fresh, writing out new goals, and facing a new year with a renewed hope and determination for change.
I suppose there is always the possibility that 2015 will hold greater challenges and sorrows than 2014, but for now, I am choosing to hope for better days.
In anticipation of 2015 and a fresh start, for the month of December I will be counting down to the New Year in a series of 12 posts:
1 Word for 2015
Stay tuned! And if anyone wants to join me, shoot me an email 🙂