As one year ends, and another is about to begin, I find myself doing my annual reflections. When I think back at 2015, it’s almost overwhelming how much things have changed. There have been engagements, weddings, and a multitude of births. There have been moments of sadness, and there have been moments of happiness so extreme they almost take your breath away. While I’m so anxious to see what 2016 will bring, it’s almost a little heartbreaking to leave the warm embrace of 2015 behind.
I am so grateful for the experiences of this past year. Despite its challenging moments, I feel as though I’m coming out of 2015 stronger than I’ve ever been. The birth of my little girl has become the single most significant moment in my life, and has transformed me into a person I’m so very proud to be. I’ve always allowed myself to get wrapped up in what other people expect or want from me. I’ve pushed myself to the back burner on more occasions than I can count and have struggled to figure out who I am, and who I yearn to be. Welcoming Hadley into this world has showed me how much every second counts. It has forced me to look at my life and make some difficult, but necessary, decisions that have been beneficial to me and my family. While we can’t always avoid things that we don’t really want to do, there’s nothing wrong with trying to focus on the things that make us truly happy.
I’m looking forward to bringing my fresh perspective into 2016, and continuing to grow in all aspects of my life. I’m sure that these upcoming 365 days will bring us even more engagements, weddings, and births. It’s certain there will be more trials and tribulations, but on a better note, there’s guaranteed to be so many new happy moments. Despite moving on, I think it’s going to be tough leaving 2015 behind. It’s definitely going to be a year that sticks with me.
I can’t wait to see where my journey with this blog takes me moving forward. As our life continues to change, these posts offer me such a beautiful opportunity to connect with all of you. Ready or not, 2016, here we come!
Wishing you all the happiest of New Years!
Any favorite 2015 moments or events that will be hard to forget?