Christmas break has been amazing. I finished finals, I wrapped my Christmas presents, I ate tacos with Husband, and I binged quite a bit of Netflix. (No, I still have not taken down my tree) I am gearing up for a new year of Bungalow goodness with new cooking ventures, restaurant reviews, local recommendations, and random musings.
I had one goal for 2016: remain as in love with Husband as I was in 2015. And I was so happy to meet that goal as we blissfully waltz towards our second anniversary at the end of this month. But I had some extra goals pop throughout the year: like asking questions in class when I didn’t understand my statistics homework or actually making flashcards to memorize neurology terms. Like refraining from lashing out after election results. And remaining positive on social media. By continuing to pray when I didn’t understand. Through choosing to see progress even when my career path seems so far away. Or trying to make new friends even after all of mine seem to be moving away.
2016 wasn’t a great year for many people. And I definitely don’t think it was that great for me since it was filled with long drives, boring classes, late nights, difficult people, and challenging tests. But it was still a good year. Because it also contained festivals and movie nights and cooking classes and road trips and volunteering and magic shows and board games and parties and church services and new restaurants and Shakespeare and mini golf and museums and doughnuts. And you can’t go wrong with doughnuts.
I live a blessed life.
So, I’m looking bravely into 2017. I think I’ll need to continue practicing some lessons from last year. I think I’ll experience some unexpected challenges. I think I’ll probably cry quite a bit. I also think I’ll plan new parties and order books from the library that I won’t end up reading and eat many more tacos. And I plan to watch a lot more Netflix. And I will still be in love with Husband.
Bring it on, 2017!