Looking back at five years of New Years Facebook statuses, a trend appears. Almost every New Years Eve, I throw the old year under the bus, and act like the new year will fix everything. I suppose that’s only tradition. You ring in the new year with your best hopes, resolutions, and ideas. But for as horrible a year 2014 was in world news, I personally can’t throw it under the bus. I’m not going to say “good riddance” to 2014, or welcome 2015 like a new messiah. 2014 was a formative year in actualizing some of my best work and personal characteristics. Things were rough in the world, but in my little bubble? I’d take more of the same. 2014 was a balanced diet of personal highs and lows.
I’m excited for 2015, who isn’t? A new year means new possibilities. Nobody’s writing a status or blog post about “Why I’m not excited for a new year to start” because just about everyone wants the new year. The only thing I’m trying to add is a defense of the old year. For just once in my life, trying to say “Hello” to the new year without leaving 2014 cold-shouldered.