Happy New Year!

As I reflect on 2014, I am astonished, once again, by how blessed I am. One thing I began doing a few years ago, to help fight hubris, is spending a few minutes each night meditating and reflecting on the events that unfolded during each day. During this calm, is when I try and truly comprehend how lucky I am. I try to think about the petty things that happened during the day, the things I probably got upset about, and put them into perspective. Doing this helps me remember that a good majority of the world would be elated to have my “problems.”

Even still, I take many of my blessings for granted. I constantly catch myself wanting more instead of thanking those who helped me get what I have. I have a tough time balancing my desire to “make something of myself” and taking time to stop and reflect on what I have already made. While cliché, I can truthfully say 2014 was my best year yet. It brought adventure, love, beauty, new beginnings, good endings, and a plethora of “wow” moments. To all those who have helped along the way, from the bottom of my heart, thank you. Thank you for helping me get where I am.