Every year, January is the one month people reflect on the previous year, make resolutions, quickly abandon/change them and post on social media how this is the year they can’t handle certain kinds of people, etc.
I’m not one for resolutions, never have been. This is probably because I know I’d end up failing just like everyone else does. Maybe I just don’t have anything I want to dedicate this year to being better at in some way. Each year is of course a new beginning, but each day is a new day to be a better you so why try to wait for a new year to come to start??
Reflecting on the past year though brings mostly good memories, considering the passing of my Dad. The past year, being out of school, I’ve spent more time with Dad and he was with me for a big moment in my life – one of my dreams coming true. I’ll hold onto the past year forever because of what it gave me – sweet memories. I was also hired on by my company and I’ve been able to start planning for my future hardcore. I’m blessed to have the opportunities to set aside money for savings, retirement and my dream home. This year has shown me that you can’t be too prepared for the unexpected and you can always dream because they do come true.
A new year brings thankfulness. As with all things, we should be thankful for all we have – or all we have left. When things or people are gone, taken HOME, we can be thankful for what they left behind and what we carry in our hearts. I’m thankful for the people who have been nothing but supportive, encouraging and strengthening through this past year. I’m also thankful for this blog, my growth as a blogger and the blogging friends I have here.
Right now, I look forward to all the tax season and W2 memes. I’m not sure why but they’re always funny and true.
I hope your year is full of promise and hope.
I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.Psalm 130:5