Happy New Year! Is it really 2014? I think it is true that time flies as you get older, or maybe it is just slow when you are young. 2014 will mark five years since I have graduated high school, two years since Connor and I have been married, and one year since graduating college and moving to Colorado. That is crazy to me, especially because all of these things feel like they happened just yesterday.
There is always something exhilarating about the new year. Perhaps it is because when we feel like time is flying and we find ourselves reminiscing over memories from the past, we realize the new year is the gateway to the future. A new beginning, a fresh start, clean slate, and a refreshing opportunity to make the changes you are dreaming of. Even if those changes are things you have wanted for a while, or tried once before and maybe even failed. The new year has a way of erasing those negative thoughts from your head and giving you the courage to try again. To me, that is what makes the new year so special.
The new year also comes at a special time. When everything is frozen outside, the new year brings a spark of warmth and hope. Wishing you a happy new year, and hoping you will find your spark to make it a good one!