As I grow older, the idea of a new year somehow becomes more and more daunting to me. Maybe it's because the year has come to an end before I am done with all the things I promised myself I'd do.
The unfinished checklists and stacks of books (that I have spent a good part of my paycheck on) left unread sneer at me as I contemplated new plans and reading lists. I should know better than this, but somehow, I eventually stand at this point every year, in utter dismay of how fast it all went by.
This year, I've decided to give myself more credit. For pulling off some things I never knew I could, for accepting wounds I knew were coming my way and for losses I never wished I would have to experience. I believe I deserve credit for just making it this year. And so do you. A year where normalcy was constantly changing shape, we managed to make it through.
That is reason enough to celebrate. So take some time, and appreciate yourself and all that you do this New Year's Eve. Have a safe and happy new year!