As I lay here just 1 day before new years eve I can't help but reminisce. 2016 has been quite the year for me. It has been a year of reflection a year of trials and heartache and a year of celebration and happiness. A few of the milestones that happened this year have been becoming a sophomore in college. Moving between states. Getting a new job and then getting asked to be the one and only full time cook for them. I cannot believe how fast this year flew by. As the years go on I swear they get shorter and shorter as well. However, I have to say that I have ended this year on a fabulous note being able to be home for the holidays and filling each day with priceless memories that will last forever!
Im sure that you all have noticed that every time the new year rolls around everyone seems to be crossing their t's and dotting their I's to make sure everything is in order to gather their goals and ambitions for the new year and they usually last about a month and then it goes back to same old same old with life seeming to go by faster than you do. Now I'm not saying this is how it always is but more often than not this is what we see from all those hundreds of people we pass everyday of our lives. However, 2017 will truly be amazing and their is something so magical and special about the fact that each of these 375 days that we are about to go through will not be the same. Every single day will be unique in its own way and we will never get a day back. Each new day will continue to pass and we will never get it over again to do differently or say what we wanted to say. I truly believe that 2017 will be a year to remember not because something extravagant or fancy will happen and not because something tragic will happen but because we will make memories in the simple every day things that we do that will be solely placed as a memory that took place in the year 2017.
I heard a quote from my beloved grandma who in a letter wrote " Life starts each time you wake up in the morning." We have 365 days to fix or change the things that we don't like about how we are living or the person we have become. Everyday we can be whoever we want to be and live however we want to live and we are the only ones that can make that decision.
So before I go I just want to say I hope all of you have the best 2017! Make each day count and make this year the year that you become who it is you really want to be!