I won’t lie, 2014 was a very tough year for me personally.
I spent most of it mopping messes that were made the previous year. Nothing went smoothly, and it was a bumpy ride.
Not a single member of my family was unaffected, and it took a huge toll on me.
I cried a lot. I was angry a lot. Everything frustrated the heck out me. There were many days I was like a bomb, waiting to go off.
I survived it though. I accepted my role in what had happened. I stopped blaming myself for everything. I started to accept that some things really were not my fault.
Slowly, I have started to heal. It seems everyone in my family has too.
I know that there will be plenty more bumps and hiccups along the way. I know there will be challenges that I don’t expect. I know a can do it though.
In light everything, I haven’t made any resolutions or set any concrete goals for the coming year. A year without unnecessary pressure sounds wonderful to me.
However, this picture is EVERYTHING I want for the coming year.
Devilish smiles, and lots of laughter. Happiness. The kind of things that should come easily.