“ Somewhere between what she survived, and who she was becoming, was exactly where she was meant to BE. She was starting to Love the journey. And find the comfort in the quiet corners of her Wildest dreams. They say people don’t change.. Well, she wasn’t always this way. Even if she didn’t change the entire world, she would change her part of it. And she would affect the people she shared it with. A butterfly whose wings have been touched, can indeed still fly. Whether something was meant to be, or meant to leave, didn’t matter as much anymore. She would soak up the Sun, kiss the breeze and she would fly regardless.”
— J. Raymond.
Right now I am sitting in the center of my room. I am surrounded by all of the books I currently possess. I am overcome with the excitement and anticipation of this new year, this new season of my life. All of these books are stories, possibilities, encouragement for my own adventures, dreams, advice, life lessons, and inspiration. We live in a wonderful world. There are endless possibilities awaiting us. May we venture into the unknown this year. May we dare to dream this year. Let us reflect on all we have not only survived or overcome in 2015, but also all we have experienced. Embrace every bit of it. The quote above amazes me. It inspires me and gives me confidence in what I have been through and hope for what I strive to do. Change your part of the world. Create your own dreams, go on wild adventures. You are exactly where you’re supposed to be. God has amazing things in store for you this year. Believe it. Get outside of your box. Discover those unique parts of yourself this year. It is a journey, and not always an easy one. I have heard happiness is not found in the destination, it is found in the journey. And I could not possibly agree more.
2016 is a fresh start. It is the peaking sunrise on the horizon. Let’s not just marvel at the beauty of it’s purity, but let’s run into it with full force. Here’s to 2016.