Cheers to 2018!

I’ll be honest that I’ve been a little judge-y in the past when I heard people say they were ready for a year to end. It seemed so “glass half empty.” BUT after 2018, I totally get it because I started wondering in June if I could do another 6 months of 2018, and by September, I was just scared to see what other bombs might drop before 12/31/18.  

A few of my 2018  “highlights”:  

  • Grandmother dying

  • Diagnosis of a learning disability in my youngest and learning how to navigate that new world

  • Sudden business changes that resulted in friends losing jobs and unexpected contract negotiations over my 3rd child (aka my book manuscript)

  • Discrimination in the workplace as a single mother

  • Tough first semester of middle school for my oldest (capped off by a shingles diagnosis)

Needless to say, 2018 was hard, and I’m really hoping 2019 is different. But now that I’m at the end of 2018, I can’t help but be grateful – GLAD it’s over, but GRATEFUL  - for all that I’ve learned, for being pushed beyond what I thought I could do, for the amazing people that I never would have met otherwise, for faithful friendships, and for a hearty reminder to have grace for others because you really never know what’s going on in people’s lives.

So “CHEERS” to 2018, and 2019, I can’t wait to meet you!

Amber SalmonComment