Cheers to a great 2014 and here’s to a very optimistic 2015. I can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for our little family. I’m hopeful that it’s a year of fabulous opportunities to grow creatively and become more confident in our abilities. The year-end always allows for people to look back and reflect on all the good, the bad and the ugly and in response to that make that dreaded or not so dreaded resolution. Frankly, I’m not a fan of them because well quite honestly they just don’t last and I don’t want to resolve anything; I want to achieve. So I have decided to take a different approach this year in the way of goal setting. It’s time to get more creative and challenge myself. I have been afforded the amazing ability to stay home with my daughter who will be headed off to school in the New Year so it’s time to explore again. Not that I stopped but I need to dive into something new, become an expert, and something my family can be proud of. So let’s glance back at some highlights of 2014 and leap forward into 2015.
Here are the top five items I am truly thankful for from this year (in no particular order):
- Successfully sold a house independently.
- Bought a house. (B-I-L’s first sale – yippee for him!!)
- Went to Italy. Wowza!! Amazing experience.
- Celebrated so many milestones and event with friends and family.
- Finally discovered a great passion for interior design and styling.
We all grow up being told to be thankful and have a good attitude, which is deposited into our brains and stored away but I really feel like I have truly come to understand those two very important lessons. Being thankful is glorious and allows us to appreciate all that we have and all that we don’t. And attitude is absolutely a choice. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about that. We have the opportunity everyday to make the choice about our own attitude and outlook. Lets have a positive one – you don’t know whom you will impact.
With the next year on the horizon lets think about what goals we might like to accomplish and what we have to look forward to. Here are some of mine:
- Preparing our daughter for her first year of school. Hoping for a very successful transition…tear.
- Transforming our home together one project at a time.
- Studying interior design and learning as much as possible.
- Exploring a creative outlet. Hello Blog!
- Making new memories as a family.
So there are two words that make me reeeaaaalll nervous. 1. Vulnerably 2. Risk. However without vulnerability I won’t learn anything new about my abilities or myself and without risk there will be no reward so here goes nothing! We shall see what this New Year brings and I would like to wish you and your families all the very best. Happy New Year!!
I would love to hear your thought, goals or aspirations for the New Year. Feel free to leave a comment or inspirational quote.