As a new year approaches, it can make us look back over the year that has passed and consider what lies ahead. 2013 has been a very difficult year for me and my family. This year has been filled with tremendous loss and serious challenges of all kinds. Oddly enough, I have heard similar comments from friends and family as well. This year has seemed to be “unlucky 13.”
These past months of difficulty have made me especially hopeful and excited for the coming year. It can only get better from here! I can already feel a bit of the tides turning to better days. Honestly, my husband and I have been counting down the days to the New Year and now it almost here.
If you have had a difficult time of sorrow or pain, embrace the coming year! Look at the calendar changing as a blank slate, a new beginning and anticipate better days ahead. In certain customs, New Year’s Day is spent cleaning your house to start the new year off right. So I’m planning to clear away the cobwebs of the past year, literally! Join me in organizing our thoughts, emotions and expectations as well as our closets! Happy 2014 everyone!