Can you believe we've reached the end of the year?! I literally CANNOT believe that it's 12/31/2019.
It seems it was just yesterday that I graduated from high school, finished college, and started my first real job (which I abhorred, BTW). I technically "know" that I'm older, but I feel just the same as I did in my 20s - I may have a few more aches, pains, and grey hairs...but relatively I feel the same as I did way back when (oh so many moons ago).
This is a special time of year for me as it's not just the end of the year, but also my wedding anniversary. The day that I decided to say "I do" and walk hand-in-hand with my partner in crime into a new future and beginning. It's been an interesting six years (are we still considered newlyweds?) but I wouldn't trade them as they've taught me a lot about life, as well as myself. I had no idea that marriage is more about you than "the other guy..."
Which brings me back to my title - Goodbye 2019 and Hello 2020. As I look back over this year, there are definitely a TON of things I could have done better. I could have eaten better, worked out more, gone to church more regularly, communicated more with friends and family, done more with the business, be a better wife (<-----this should actually be listed first).
It's not about being negative or beating myself up, but taking a true assessment (a retrospect AND introspect) of where I am and WHO I am at the end of the year. Am I happy where I am in my life? Do I like the person I've become?
I'll be honest, there have been years past, where I didn't really like what reflected back...and that's okay!
Here's where the new year (2020, in this case) comes in - I can change all of that and recommit to something different! Okay, okay, I know "technically" this can actually be done anytime of the year, but there's something about the magic of the New Year! The New Year is about new beginnings, new hopes, and new promises. This isn't just about making cheesy resolutions on January 1st, but really determining the direction of your life for the upcoming year.
Until next time, be safe out there if you're out celebrating and Happy New Year!