Happy New Year

Whoa. I feel like I can breathe more easily knowing that 2015 is happening in about 3 hours.

2014 has been tough in so many ways and has thrown so many curve balls my way. I couldn't be more thankful for it and I'll tell you why: I am stronger than I have ever been before. I am more sure of myself and I have more self awareness than ever. I feel like I can tackle anything at this point. I have had to overcome and deal with things I have never ever dealt with before this year, it's been interesting and I'm thankful for that. I care less and less about the unimportant things and more and more about the really important things which I find freeing because it allows me to focus on what I want and ditch the things, people, situations, conversations and so on that will have no meaning or value tomorrow. I also have learned to accept the things and people that can't be changed. I just don't give it a second thought anymore when people disagree with me or disapprove of me, instead I have learned to let it go and respect their opinion being their opinion. I don't feel guilty for standing up for what I believe in anymore, regardless of how it may annoy others or not fit in with what other people believe in.

I feel very strongly that towards the end of fall this year the world was preparing me for a new time. I am welcoming that new time with open arms and excitement and I know that a lot of new will happen in 2015. For example: Ken and I are looking to relocate. That will be new. I have a dog now, a living, breathing, perfect animal that is relying on me to take care of it and I can't wait for our many walks, baths, play times, challenges and experiences together. I am extremely motivated to start a new routine. I want more structure in my days with dog walks, workouts and working on the blog. My goal is to travel more. Not more than last year or more than ever, just some more. I am hoping to go to a place, a country or a city I have never been in before. I am also hoping I will be returning to my beloved New York City.

I am also praying and hoping for a full, healthy and happy family. I don't have a big family and I am very attached to all of them so they will have to stay in my life for a long, long time. There is no other way in my mind.

Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
— William Arthur Ward

My goals for the brand new year will be to travel, write more, read more, keep up my fitness, get a routine, find a home, breathe and practice mindfulness and peace.

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Lastly, this year, I want to say thank you to my amazing readers! I love writing my blog and I appreciate that you are reading this. Thank you to my closest and dearest. Thank you Ken for always being there for me and being awesome. Thank you strange, strange, wonderful life for being weird, challenging me, and surprising me all the time.