This new year feels so different from previous years. I don't necessarily feel the excitement of a fresh start. I don't have any resolutions, no challenges I've given myself. If anything, I've given myself grace, and permission to relax and let go of all my self-constraints.
I'm thankful for a new year because it means I can put last year behind me. A new year means I'm moving forward. A new year means I made it; I'm making it. One foot in front of the other, for better or worse, moves us along. Right now, I'm so thankful for that.