I hope you all had a wonderful night ringing in the new year. I had a very simple night at home with my family in Florida but to be honest it was just perfect. I am more than happy to start off the new year in my pajamas and by going to bed BEFORE midnight (I'm such an early bird, never really one to stay up late.)
It is crazy to think about that a whole new year is upon us. When I think back on all the things that have happened over the past year I am just shocked and surprised that they are all in the past now, part of 2014. The year was filled with many ups and downs...but that is alright. Nothing is ever perfect and I think in hindsight is always good to have great times mixed with harder times; those experiences make you appreciate and enjoy the great times even more. I am so thankful for everything I have in my life, my wonderful family and friends, and of course all of you who take the time to stop by and read my little blog. It has been such a fun journey to start this blog in this past year I am excited to have Simply Elegant continue to grow and evolve throughout this next year.
I am not huge on the whole new years resolution thing..to sit down and make a list of what you want to change to only most likely give up on it a few weeks later. Instead, I try to look at the broader picture, look back on the past year and take some lessons on to the next.
So here is to another fresh start, clean slate and more great times in the coming year. Hopefully when all of us hit a bump in the road we can remember that it is just part of the larger picture. And when we look back on 2015 as a whole, we will most likely remember the great achievements rather than the small struggles. I hope to remember to take everything day by day, keeping things in perspective and work to be as positive as possible. To not worry about the past or the future, but enjoy the present moment. As C.S Lewis said, "there are far better things ahead than any we leave behind."