Happy New Year’s Eve!! I for one can not believe we are starting a new year. It’s usually a time of reflection for a lot of people. And it’s a time when we want to start new habits, such as eating healthier, getting in better shape, being a better person, travel more, or just vowing to do more things on our bucket list. It seems like the idea of a fresh slate has so much appeal, that we can have a clearer purpose in life simply by flipping over a calendar page. We look back over the last year and assess what we feel went right and what went wrong, and how to prevent those wrongs in the new year.
2019 was pretty emotional for me. It was my first full year without my Mom. She was diagnosed with stage 4 metastatic small cell lung cancer in May 2018 (Mother’s Day weekend) and it took her from us 6 months later on 11/6/18. Those 6 months and especially the last 2 months of that year I was just numb and the transition into 2019 was just a blur. And to be honest, 2019 has had its share of personal pain, going through each “1st” without Mom, the various first holidays, first Mother’s Day (heartbreaking 😥), first birthday, etc. And I’ve had to watch some family members experience some rough times as well, which made my heart ache. Suffice it to say, I will be more than a little ready to close the door on 2019.
So what do I want for 2020? I want to take every opportunity I can to spend quality time with family and friends. Because those memories are more important than whether I get back to my “fighting” weight, or I’m more organized (it’s just never going to happen 😬). And I want to make sure I am allowing myself to do things that bring a smile to my face, like crafting and card making and taking trips with my husband, because life is too short not to do the things that make you happy! And I know Mom would want me to focus on being happy, it’s all she really every wanted for her kids ❤️
What do you resolve to do in 2020? Leave me a comment on this post and I’ll send you a little gift for the New Year!
Oh, and here’s a couple of other views of my Cheers card. The stamp set and dies will retire on 1/2. So if it’s something you’d like to have, visit my online store and click on Year End Closeout!
I wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!