Friday, January 1, 2016

A Reflection on 2015

Oh come on now, you know I had to post one of these "a look back at 2015" things too.  It's like a blog commandment or something.

2015 was a good year.  I started off the year with my mind set on certain things that didn't really pan out the way I wanted them to.  And while I didn't reach some of the goals I had set for the year, I've come to realize that my attitude towards life and progress has come a long way because I'm not at all disappointed in my shortcomings.  I've done so much this past year and have so much to be thankful for that I really can't complain about anything.  I reached my main, underlying goal:  happiness.

Sure, I had wanted to be knee-deep in creating my own bikini line by now.  And, it would have been cool to have a bajillion followers.  And let's not forget the being rich part, too.  But, really.  Does it really matter what steps you take or what path you follow to find your happiness?  If you're truly happy, it really wouldn't.

Honestly, I was pretty cocky this time last year, thinking that in a year's time I would have it all.  I would have started great habits and made major progress to end the year thriving with all of my accomplishments.  Ha.  Frikken.  Ha.  Now, don't get me wrong, it was a great game plan on paper.  But, I just couldn't execute it in real life because, well, real life usually takes over and wins.  It's like Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown.  You set yourself up for greatness and it doesn't work out sometimes.  But hey, we still get up and try to kick it again next time, right?  Right.

I'll tell you what did happen in 2015 though:  I learned.  A lot.  About myself - who I was, who I am now, and who I want to be.  I learned that I'll never be the same person because I'm always learning and growing.  I learned that hard work and determination really do pay off - I learned patience - to stop getting ahead of myself with my ideas and plans and how to keep calm and let the little things stay little things.  I learned the joy of selflessness - how putting a smile on someone's face is simple and should be done more often.  And I also learned how much I love learning and teaching (not preaching) others what I've learned.

2016 will be a good year.  Why?  Because I'm not going to set up ridiculous goals or resolutions for myself.  The only "goal" I have is to continue to learn.  I want to learn as much as I can about anything and everything.  Whether it be about writing, sewing, politics, work, my family, or myself.  I don't know what life will throw at me in 2016.  I may or may not be ready for it, but at least I'll be able to gain the knowledge I need to handle it.


  1. love it. people are all gung ho about lofty resolutions that are way too huge to jump in feet first and then they wonder mid-year where all the motivation is. keep learning; it's the key to success. happy new year!


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