I love the concept of a new year for a multitude of reasons. It's an opportunity to get back on track with healthy habits. It's an invitation to organize, reduce, and repurpose. It's a fresh page on a fresh calendar. But best of all, it's a clean slate mentally. Technically speaking, tomorrow -- January 1 -- is merely the day that follows today, but mentally, it's a day full of promise.
As I'm looking at 2015 with hopefulness for what lies ahead, I'm also reflecting back on 2014. Earlier this morning, I read through my blog posts from 2014. What an extraordinary opportunity to review my life seasonally and remember moments I otherwise would have forgotten.
I've culled a collection of my favorites -- some encouraging, some humorous, some practical -- to commemorate the year, and I invite you to visit (or revisit) as many as you'd like.
The Antidote for Envisioning a Different Life
Life Will Continue Even If You Don't Get an "A"
The Adventure Waiting to Happen Right In Our Own Neighborhood
Days Like This In Pennsylvania, In Istanbul, and In Between
Recovering from the Birthday Season
When I Wouldn't Want to be Anywhere Besides My Backyard
The Happiest Funeral You'll Ever Attend
The First Mile is the Hardest
Giving New Life to an Old End Table
Creative Ways to Fill a Frame
Creating Beauty for Beauty's Sake
When Your Kids Remind You of Chickens
Just Say No
When You're THAT Mother (and when your kids are THOSE kids)
No Neighbors Were Harmed in the Making of This Blog Post
Thank you for your continued readership and support, my friends! Remember, no matter where 2015 takes us, when we walk with the Lord, we'll never face a step alone.
Happy New Year!