2015 is upon us and while I have seen and heard many negative statements about this – ranging from people stating that time doesn’t actually move on, it’s a man-made thing, to people acting like the transition from one year to the next is the same as any other day in the year – I am very happy!
Whatever your thoughts on the New Year are, I would like to take this time to wish you a very happy 2015. May it be filled with joy, happiness, love and kindness. I hope you find lots of positive opportunities and adventures, and find the time and courage to do something amazing!
I feel like I’ve always had the wrong attitude towards the New Year. I’ve always been one of them “New Year, New Me” types. But you know what? Not much has changed.
At the start of 2014 I wrote a blog (https://sweetsilverlinings2013.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/2014-the-year-i-will-own-a-tea-cosy/) about the changes I wanted to make by the end of the year. It held promises of fitness, changes to my lifestyle, creativity, and a tea cosy. I have fulfilled very few of those promises. Suddenly, I realize that New Year isn’t about righting what went wrong the previous year, but appreciating the wonderful things that happened, and looking towards future amazing things that will happen.
2014 was an wonderful, magical year. One of my best friends brought a beautiful baby girl into the world; my sister brought my amazing nephew into the world; we celebrated my Dads 50th birthday; I got to be a bridesmaid for one of my closest friends and my boyfriend of 5 years (6 this April) asked me to marry him! Those are just a few of the wonderful things that happened! I’ve seen friends fall in love, more babies brought into the world, and many, many wonderful, happy things!
That’s not to say that there haven’t been sad moments, most recently the loss of someone that has been a part of my life since before I can remember. It’s hard not to dwell on the bad things that happen, and it’s perfectly natural to feel sad. At the end of the day, all we can do is try to be supportive and helpful to those that are in need, and try to be positive where possible.
So no, I won’t be making ridiculous, predictable promises and resolutions. Instead I vow to enjoy this year, celebrate as much as I can, live, laugh and love!
Oh, and plan my wedding!
All the best for 2015 Xxx