Happy New Year and a big welcome to 2017! Can you believe it, 2016 has ended and we are embarking on a fresh new year? How exciting. I love the promise of a new year with all the goals we think about and the many things we hope to accomplish over the next 365 days. The new year can really give people hope about what’s to come and it allows you to shed what was and embrace what is and hope for what’s to be.
I received a text yesterday from a good running friend and she was super excited about how this would be the year she is turning her health around and slowly but surely going to pick up her running again. I felt so happy for her because that is a great feeling when you feel like you finally have the opportunity to make the change and you have a renewed attitude to see you through it. I’m excited for her and for all of us because we all have that opportunity. And we don’t just have it when the calendar turns the page we have that same opportunity every single day. We can wake up and start new.
The end of 2015 and beginning of 2016 were really hard for me. I was in a very awful spot and was struggling to just make it through the day. I decided to make changes and when I did, it made all the difference. So if you’re stuck in something or find yourself in a situation that no longer serves you or makes you happy, I encourage you to take the steps to change it.
I know that is easier said than done because often the problem is that we want to change so badly but we simply don’t know how. That was my situation last year. I didn’t know what to do to make the change but with the help of family and friends and support of my husband,I decided to have a little faith and to start making the changes I needed to make me happy.
I quit a job that I hated, put some hard hurt feelings behind me so I could start healing, I ran…I ran a lot, I found a new job that I really like, and I moved on and slowly restored my spirit. The year ended so much better than it began and I learned so much along the way. So I welcome 2017 with open arms because our year and our life is what we make it. Happiness is a choice…choose wisely!
I wish you peace in the new year and I hope whatever your goals may be, that you run happy!Pin It