Okay, so I’ll just go ahead and say it. I’m personally not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Not because I don’t think that they can be done, but because I’m more of an “everyday is an opportunity to be better” type person. If I want to improve something about myself then I can do it right then and there, regardless of what time of year it is.
Even though I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, one thing I do like to do at the end of each year is look back and reflect on things that happened during the year, including challenges, accomplishments, favorite moments, and things that I learned. As I reflect on the past year, I’m always amazed to see how much has really changed.
So today I’m sharing with you my 2015 Reflections. Feel free to take these questions and answer them on your own blog. I’d love to hear your answers!
Describe 2015 in One Word- Triumphant – It was a great year, full of joy, happiness, and accomplishments.
Your Theme Song This Year- “Virginia Bluebell” by Miranda Lambert is such a beautiful song and I feel like the lyrics are so empowering for young girls to believe in yourself and to show the world what you’re made of. Hands down one of my favorite songs by her, simply because of the words.
“Pretty little thing, sometimes you gotta look up, and let the world see all the beauty that you’re made of…”
Top 3 Things You Learned About Yourself-
This year was a big year for me in terms of gaining more self-confidence and learning to believe in myself.
- I learned that I can do anything I want as long as I give it 100% my all
- I am more courageous and bold than I thought
- I am special, unique, and beautiful, and I truly want to help others see their own beauty
Top 3 Things You Learned From Others-
- Don’t let others steal your time
- Laughter is the best medicine
- Don’t ever let anyone else’s actions waiver your own personal values/beliefs
Greatest Accomplishment- Completing my Master’s Degree 🙂
Favorite Place You Visited- My Papaw’s farm has been and will always be one of my favorite places to visit. For me, I love going to the top of the mountains and just taking in all of the beauty that surrounds us.
Favorite Food Item- Lobster Mac n’ Cheese was probably the most heavenly thing I ate this year, even though with every bite I knew I was gaining 5 lbs-haha
Favorite Quote/Saying- My sweet Mamaw Beck, who was always like a second mom to me, always used to say “We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.” When I was a child, I always thought it was a funny saying, but now that I’m older the words and meaning really resonate with me in learning not to worry so much about what lies ahead. I tend to be a worrier by nature, but her saying helps remind me to take everything one day and step at a time.
“We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it”
Funniest Moment- This baby video still cracks me up. Reminds me of my boys who are total pranksters!
Most Beautiful Moment- I just so happened to have a camera handy to snap this beautiful photo of my boys hugging in our kitchen. It was so sweet and genuine, and the fact that they are best friends literally melts my heart.
Best Gift Received- The most beautifully colored, hand-drawn note from my boys that said “I love you mom, you the best.”
I Am Most Grateful For-- Love and Laughter
I hope that each of you have had a wonderful year and were able to accomplish whatever goals you set for yourself. Just remember that every day is an opportunity to be better than you were the day before. Take the time out to enjoy the little moments, laugh more, and celebrate this wonderful life you’ve been given.
Happy New Years Everyone!- Cara