Before you leave, I have some things I need to get off my chest.
When you arrived I was not at my best, but I was willing to open myself up to see what you had to offer. I mean who wouldn’t jump at the chance to have a whole new set of 12 months to step into! I must say you were full of surprises. It was like one big roller coaster ride and I didn’t know what to expect at each and every turn.
When I initially started writing this letter to you, 2019, I was all in my feelings and had every intention on telling you off, but I had an epiphany! What if your sole purpose was for me to be pushed out of my comfort zone and forced to embrace my COURAGE zone in a way that I had never done before? Wow! Could this be? I sat with this for a little while and looked at all the life events that happened in you, 2019. There were so many times I had to take a deep breath and jump into something I had never done before and frankly, frightened me to my core.
2019, instead of bashing you, I have chosen to thank you and bid you a heartfelt farewell. Don’t get it twisted, I am GLAD to see you go, but I will never forget you. So…thank you for the many trials that tested my strength and showed me just how courageous I truly am. Thank you for bringing new experiences, new people and new perspective to my life. Thank you for showing me that I am loved by so many and that I am able to be poured into just as much as I pour out. Thank you for closing doors that I no longer need to walk through or leave open for others. And I thank you for providing clarity and preparing me to embrace God’s best vision for me in 2020.
2019, I bid you farewell and I optimistically open my arms to the year that will follow you.
Hello and welcome 2020!