Welcome 2017

2017Just two short hours until the new year is here. I feel different this year. Calm and hopeful, with this quiet excitement that just bubbles up inside of me. I know so many people have complained about what a terrible year 2016 has been, although I’m sorry that it’s left so many weary, this year has been a year of incredible growth for me. I felt like I started to wake up from a listless dream I’d been stuck in for far too long.

I’m so thankful for the lessons 2016 had to teach me. It was my first full year in therapy, I made some deeper connections with people who had only been acquaintances before, but 2016 turned them into dear friends. God has grown my trust in Him so much. It hasn’t always been easy, I’ve had some extreme lows this year, but I’ve also been kept above the water, able to breathe at least some of the time. There have been positive changes in my marriage as my husband and I have started to figure some very painful issues out. I feel stronger now than I was last year at this time.

God is so good, and so faithful. I look forward to all the blessings to come in the new year. It’s weird to think how much this year could change. Some tough decisions are going to need to be made, but I trust that there will be growth and peace as a result of them. I don’t know whether my life will look similar to what it does now, or if I will live in a completely different world.

I don’t know what the future holds. It’s scary, and hopeful, peaceful, and exciting. But this time, I’m beginning to accept that I can’t control it, that I don’t know what it will be, and that’s okay. Sometimes the adventure is in the journey. Let’s embrace every part of it and turn it into something wonderful.

Happy New Year to you all. 🙂 I hope and pray that your new year is blessed and you reach new heights you never thought possible.

How was your 2016? What are you looking forward to next year?

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