Bye bye 2015!  Hello 2016 – Dec. 31/15 = 5

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This year has been one of my toughest.  There were so many ups and downs that it’s hard to count. When I look back, I can see where I grew as a person in many ways, and I am grateful for becoming more of my authentic self than ever. However, there has been financial issues that made the year quite challenging, and a few personal and family issues have added quite a bit of stress in unexpected ways.

Despite this, however, I am spending the last day of this year with continued hope and enthusiasm – for better health, for better resources, for better life for my loved ones and for a better me in 2016.  I am really looking forward to the start of a fresh new year now.

I have this fantasy where me and my Mr. Right are living somewhere far away, traveling often, meeting new people, learning new languages and cultures, and making new friends. I know this will mean not seeing the rest of my family too often, but I am sure that absence will make the heart grow fonder. There is certainly a lot of drama that comes with being a part of a big family, so I can’t say I’ll miss that too much. But of course I will always love my family dearly, no matter where I am in the world. As I get older, I appreciate family more, but I also realize that I am really hoping for a very simple peaceful life without too many distractions.  I guess it’s hard to have your cake and eat it too.

I am spending the last day of the year with gratefulness – for the sands that scratched me, the stones that tripped me and the rocks that hurt me; for the people that have moved on with their lives but not out of my life; for new found friends that have journeyed the year with me and indeed, for loved ones who stood by me as I walked through the sands, the stones and the rocks. I am also grateful for the knowledge I’ve gained, the wisdom I’ve acquired, the love that I felt from others most intensely, and the personal growth that has better opened my eyes to the world. 2015 has been quite a year, but I am happy to close this chapter and begin a new one.

Bye bye 2015!  Hello 2016!!


2 thoughts on “Bye bye 2015!  Hello 2016 – Dec. 31/15 = 5

  1. May all your wishes will come true. All the best in the coming year and there after.

    I often feel that I am not wise enough to give any advice or don’t know how to comfort you, but, for sure I will support you always.

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