At Christmas, we went around the table and each of us answered the question, "What was one highlight and one low point for you this year?" As I answered, I couldn't think of a low point for quite some time. I was shocked by how long it took me to remember, because we did in fact experience a lot of heartbreaking loss this year and I don't know if I couldn't remember because I'm heartless, because I've blacked it out or because I'm consumed with focusing on the good...whichever way...through all the ups and downs, I'm grateful for this year. Check it out below!
I've never done one of these posts before, but after reading my friend Ashley's year in review, I thought it would be a good exercise for me. Maybe you're like me and just want 2016 to end. There was a lot of loss this year, and I also got really sick. I felt like 2016 was a completely terrible year, but that's because I can so easily focus on the negative and forget about the good.
I got caught up in what went wrong this year and on what didn't happen. I'm really glad I took the time to go through my year and see what actually happened. Since getting sick, I've had a new appreciation for life, a new kind of gratitude. Sure, 2016 was rough in areas, but there was a lot of good and if it weren't for 2016, I wouldn't be so excited for 2017. I'm pumped to take what I learned this year into the next.