It’s 2015, no, 2016. Hip hip hooray! A new year. But somewhere in there, in between the shiny memories of my youth — when I held my breath and clung to each passing moment; counted eagerly, haltingly, “5… 4… 3…”; when lips were rosy and blushes, plenty — somewhere between innocence and the glaze of adulthood (I’ll be doing laundry tonight — what’s another year?), something got lost.
What happened to the magic? What happened to the nostalgia?
I won’t lie: 2015 has been a tough year. I won’t be sorry to see it go. Unlike many others, however, I don’t place all my hope in what lies ahead. I know that good will come in 2016, and that I am the master of my destiny, but there are things that are out of my control: no new year is all sunshine and roses.
And so I look forward to the new year resolutely. I will make the best of both the good and bad in 2016, and will always make the best decisions that I can. I promise to always be kind — even to myself. I won’t make resolutions I can’t keep but will continue living as I have, making the most of every day. I will learn from and cherish the past, but I won’t live for it; I’ll live for the future. And, most importantly, I will always follow my heart.
Happy New Year – Keep following your heart Jess.
Thank you, Dan! I hope you had a great New Years!
Happy new year, Jessica.
Thanks, Matt! I wish you and Wendy the best in 2016!!
Happy 2016 Jess :-)
Thanks, Lianne! I hope your new year is off to a great start!
Have a fab 2016 Jess. Yes New Year lost a bit of sparkle for me too this year, hubby had to be up for work this morning, so no partying, just a movie and bed!
After an enjoyable New Year’s Eve of watching comedy show which Canadian political and social satire, I went to bed and fell asleep before the fireworks boomed off at midnight in our city.
Sounds like a great evening, Jean! I hope your new year is off to a great start. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Great thoughts for the New Year Jessica. A beautiful way to bring in the New Year ~ great post and photo of my favorite city :-) Look forward to the time when we can meet up looking over HK harbour (as they spell it there). Cheers to dreams and to a great 2016 ~ make it yours.
Thanks, Randall. And I’m glad you like the picture! Hong Kong is definitely one of my favorite cities, too. I hope 2016 is off to a great start for you!
Keep following your heart J. Somehow it always knows the best route. My warmest wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016 to you and yours.
Thanks, John. I really appreciate it. Hope your new year is off to a fantastic start!
What a wonderfully philosophical post! It probably sums things up for most of us, not all good but wonder of wonders, not all bad either. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year both. It’s good to hear from you!