It's December 31. And oh my god, what a year it's been. It's been full of ups and downs, some of them pretty big. More than pretty big.
Honestly, it's been a life-changing year, and while there have been some pretty difficult times, it's also been an incredible adventure. I've learned a lot about myself, about love, and about the world around me.
For the first time in as long as I can remember, I don't have any resolutions going into this new year. There's nothing that I want to wake up tomorrow and start doing. I don't think life works that way anymore.. I don't think you can just wake up and out of nowhere change who you are. It's a process, and it's one that I would like to think I've already started.
I'm constantly changing.
One thing that I have been thinking about a lot over the past couple weeks though (and no, this is not a New Year's resolution, it's bigger than that).. I want to start saying yes to life. And not just literally... I don't want to keep saying no to doing things that I may actually end up loving. I know I can't say yes to everything, but I certainly don't want to keep saying no as much as I have in the past.. because this year, the fact that life really is short and can be taken away at any time, was made all too real. I want to feel like I have lived my life to its full potential.
And on that note... I am off to celebrate the end of one year, and the start of the next trip around the sun. :)