2015 is nearly history. I’ve got to be honest, while there are some years that I’m a bit sad to see a year come and go, I’ve got a very different emotion as I officially cast off 2015.
You might have noticed that I was off the grid for the past few days. Turns out, I was hella burned out, so I took some of my own advice and gave myself the break I needed–even though it was completely unplanned. This year was a tough one for me. I started a new job at the beginning of the year that surprised me by how challenging it was for me professionally, mentally, and emotionally. I was offered my first paid writing gig that I had to quit due to my new job. I struggled to find balance in my life between work, blogging, ballet, sleep, and spending time with the people I love. Most days, I felt like I was failing miserably at all of it, or I felt so incredibly exhausted that I just didn’t care anymore. As the year went on, I felt more and more like I was drowning.
Sure, this year wasn’t all bad–not by a long shot. This year my brother and his wife had their first kid, bringing my first biological nephew into my life (I say biological because married into a family that consists of a small army of children). Though I was officially hired at the end of 2014, in 2015 I really hit my stride writing for Geek & Sundry–a goal I’d had for several years. I got to meet amazing writers from DC Comics at this year’s Denver Comic Con, I was in a dance at my ballet studio that infused ballet and Batman, I got to meet a blog buddy in real life, and loads of other wonderful things. Still, this year was a tough, and I’m ready to officially bid it farewell. So 2015?
I’m all about 2016 now, and I can’t wait to see what adventures this year brings me. Unlike years past, I’m trying to make a conscience choice to make 2016 great. While I’ve already listed out a few general goals for the new year, I wanted to make some specific resolutions for the new year. I even wrote them down on this adorable card from Anthropologie:
2015 was tough, and I’m glad to have it behind me, but it’s made me stronger and helped me decide what I really want for my life and what I need to feel happy and healthy. I’m ready for 2016. Thanks for reading this past year, and I can’t wait to share my new adventures with you. Happy New Year, blog friends!
Was 2015 a rough year for you or was it a great year? What are you looking forward to in 2016, and what are some of your resolutions for the year? Let me know in the comments!