I Don't Want to Recap 2015

I know it's the go-to post right now. Let's take a look back at 2015 and all of the things that happened and how great it was and blah blah blah. You know what though? I don't want to do that. For me, 2015 was a rough one. It involved letting go of dreams I'd fought so hard to achieve (and admittedly finding new dreams to work for), a lot of anxiety and undue stress, and honestly a lot of disappointment. 

There are, of course, silver linings to all of those situations and I have realized most of them. However, it feels to me like a precarious balance, since the reminder from Facebook that this time last year I was on a great and exciting adventure caused me to mope about for two solid days because I was in Atlanta not off galavanting around Europe. 

Today, the sun is shining (thank the Good Lord because I couldn't deal with one more day of rain) it's warm enough for me to go out on my bike with my camera in tow and find some beauty, and that is something to be thankful for. I'm looking forward to what 2016 has in store, because I desperately need the clean slate that my birthday month brings. 

I just needed to let everyone know, especially if 2015 wasn't your year, that you're not alone, we're gonna make it through this one, and we're absolutely going to kick ass in 2016. It's a leap year, so there's a whole extra day for doing something amazing. So cheers 2015, it's been real, it's been fun, but Lord knows it hasn't been real fun. Bring it on 2016. 

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