Bring It 2015

This time of year, the bridge between the Christmas craze and the impending New Year, is sort of odd —isn’t it? Typically I find myself in reflection of the previous year and feeling a bit melancholy about letting it go. Not this year. Personally, I say good riddance to 2014.

This year I have been walking around feeling like a poster child for all of those inspirational/therapeutic sayings on Pinterest. Yep, each one of these was “made for me!” (and I’m sure all of the other folks who pinned them too feel the same). But this phrase, is the one I played on repeat in my mind. All. Year. Long.

Keep Going.

Instead of resolutions I could make a list of lessons learned. Lessons about others and definitely lessons about myself. Perhaps I’ll do that….and keep them in my pocket. Write down all the lessons I (unfortunately) learned the hard way. (Que the George Strait lyrics … “Baby, write this down, take a little note // To remind you in case you didn’t know).

Other things I will be writing down? Things I am grateful for. Do you do this? I think it’s a great way to express gratitude for the positive things in your life. Personally, it helps me focus on the good. My list would include my family, health, new business adventures, YOU reading my posts and supporting TS, traveling this year (which included 5 east coast trips!), deeper relationships with friends near and far, and the fact that I am ending this very long year with the feeling of the warmth of the sun on my skin. Literally and metaphorically.

As for 2015 … it honestly can only go up from here. That’s the truth I need to believe in. A lot can happen in a year … I am ready for a year with “a lot” of good things. Bring ’em 2015.

What are you most looking forward to in the New Year? 

Above: Day Designer Planner

Speaking of the new year, I would love if you took this 30 second survey about what type on content you’d like to see here in 2015. Thanks!

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8 Comments on Bring It 2015

  1. Carrie Harris
    December 29 at 1:27 pm (3 years ago)

    Gratitude journals are so important. It’s helpful for us to count our blessings and remember our struggles…it’s how we grow! Happy New Year, my friend!

    • Tori
      December 29 at 1:34 pm (3 years ago)

      Cheers to that friend!

  2. Chris @ Celebrations At Home
    December 29 at 1:47 pm (3 years ago)

    I have absolutely no idea what 2015 will bring, and honestly, I try not to think too much about it. What has always worked for me is to be thankful for what I have, and to focus on improving myself/work.
    It’s a constant struggle to stave off self doubt in this online blogging arena. But as your quote says, I just “keep going!”
    Happy New Year! See you in 2015!

    • Tori
      December 29 at 1:52 pm (3 years ago)

      Very true Chris and great advice. We shall keep on, keepin’ on. Looking forward to spending time with you very soon! Happy New Year.

  3. Carmen
    December 29 at 3:19 pm (3 years ago)

    I LOVE the start of a new year. I’m never really sad or excited for a year to leave, but I’m always eager for what the future holds. This year has been a strange one as many of my social groups have changed ( with divorces, first children and long distance moves ), so I totally get that 2014 wasn’t the best of times; but I do have so many things to be thankful for. 2015 is looking mighty bright! Plus I like odd numbers.

    • Tori
      December 29 at 3:21 pm (3 years ago)

      Carmen, I love your outlook :)

  4. Melissa
    December 30 at 3:42 am (3 years ago)

    Great post and I liked the old school George Strait reference. ;)
    I love the start of a new year as my inspiration and goal setting is at a peak, but I don’t take enough time to recognize the wonderful things from the year prior. I need to and will, thanks!

    • Tori
      December 30 at 5:22 pm (3 years ago)

      Happy New Year Melissa!


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