January 2017… wow. If one was to look back upon all the events that took place in this world in the last 2,017 years, they wouldn’t believe it. As I left 2016 and began my journey of this year, I decided not to create any New Year’s resolutions. Instead, I decided to look at this year as a chance for new possibilities, new memories, and new beginnings. I had the idea to start a memory jar for everything I find absolutely lovely in this year. I’d fill it with events like seeing a shooting star or graduating from high school – from those things and everything in between – just anything that strikes my year as a wonderful. Speaking of which, I do have a lot of things to look forward to. Like I just mentioned, I’ll be graduating from high school this year, and furthermore, I’ll be attending college this fall! During the summer, I have three big trips lined up – maybe even possibly a spring break trip along with my extraordinary 18th birthday celebration (I’ve been planning it for the past two years…). This year is all about fresh starts and new beginnings for me. I hope that whoever reads this may be able to have that fresh start as well! Have a blessed rest of your holiday season and a very Happy New Year!