The past year seems to have come and gone in the blink of an eye. In 2015 I got promoted, travelled to Vienna, Austria, as well as to Chicago, Austin and Orlando, saw Garth Brooks live in concert (a lifelong dream of mine), adopted my pup, and took on an additional contributor role with Elite Daily. I was challenged within an inch of my life and also experienced some of my greatest joys.
2015 was a year of learning, growing, surrender and acceptance. 2015 showed me that in 2016…
I hope that you fight. I hope that you make mistakes. I hope that you watch something fall apart so you can learn to build something better. I hope you experience pain so that you may be given the chance to feel joy. I hope you see sadness so that you may learn to someday help others through theirs.
I hope you triumph. I hope that you fall in love; fall in love with your journey and your friends and your life and maybe just maybe that special someone. I hope you learn the incredible healing power of this love and all that it can bring.
I hope that you experience darkness so that you can learn you will always find the light again. I hope you temporarily feel hopeless so that the glory of hope returning may remind you that all is never lost. I hope that you dream up dreams that seem so impossible they terrify you. I hope that you go against the grain and do things the hard way. I hope that you challenge yourself and try something new.
I hope you learn how to say no. I hope you focus on developing the non-material things in your life. I hope you learn to value relationships and experiences over success and status. I hope you see that you are more than your job title or your income. I hope you get more sleep. I hope you question everything and I hope that this questioning will allow you to never become complacent.
I hope you get to a place of creating rather than maintaining. I hope you learn to let go with just a touch more grace, to give more and to take less, and to seek to understand rather than to be understood.
I hope that you hustle and you try and you work the hardest you’ve ever worked. I hope you see the things you work so hard for come to fruition, but I hope that the greatest gifts you receive this year are ones you never imagined would come.
I hope you find whatever it is you are looking for and I hope you live the most beautiful year possible.
Cheers to 2016!