I will admit it. I have always hated celebrating the New Year. Something about the ending of what was and the beginning of something new has always frightened me. I’ve never liked change. What will happen in the new year? Will it be as good at the last year? Is something terrible waiting around the corner? I’ve struggled with anxiety my whole life and the new year was always a trigger for me.
But something changed in 2016. I decided enough was enough. We only get so many trips around the sun and I decided that I am not going to waste my life on worry. Easier said than done. It has taken me years to get to this point but I can say with confidence that 2016 was my best year yet. I have done so many things I never thought I would and I grown both personally and professionally in ways that I didn’t know were possible. Overcoming anxiety is hard. It’s so hard that it took me 20 years to do it. Rewiring the brain is exhausting work! But I know that I am a better wife, mother and friend because of it. I am here. I am in the moment. I am present.
So with that, I want to thank 2016 for being an amazing year. I will welcome 2017 in with a smile on my face and a hope that it will be even better! My friends, my family and my clients (and the horses…. oh the wild horses), I want to thank you. You are all so much a part of me. May your 2017 be blessed.
I’m sharing a few of my favorites from 2016. I will be sharing more in the weeks to come… including a tribute to the wild horses that have changed and inspired me so much this year.