Goodbye to 2016

I hope you’ve had a grand year. I hope it was all you desired it to be and more. I hope your dreams came true and life was good to you.

The end of the year is near and soon it will be time to say goodbye to 2016.

So long. Farewell. Adios.

Regardless of how 2016 played out for you, shortly you will have a new year. A new beginning. Another shot at starting over, creating the life you want, reaching your goals and realizing your dreams.

This can be exciting, if you let it.

I’m optimistic about 2017 and all the wonderful things I look forward to doing. I have big dreams and epic plans, and I’m not going to let anything slow me down or get in my way.

So long 2016.

Did everything happen exactly the way I wanted it to materialize in 2016? Of course not, but that’s OK. I’m learning from my mistakes, taking note of what worked and what didn’t, and moving onward.

Stronger. Wiser. More Prudent.

I’m not dwelling on what didn’t happen. I’m not drowning my sorrows in what didn’t work. Instead, I’m focusing on the positives, celebrating my accomplishments, feeling thankful for what I have.

Sometimes, we hold ourselves back. Not on purpose, but subconsciously. Instead of having faith that things will work out the way we desire, we sabotage ourselves through our negative thinking. We manifest what we actually don’t want. I know this is true because it’s happened to me.

Decide right now to learn from your mistakes of 2016. If you’re feeling guilty or worried about something, let it go. Whatever didn’t go the way you had hoped or planned, learn from it, make peace with it and move on.

What if 2017 was your best year yet? What if your dreams came true? What if you accomplished your goals?

Start thinking about 2017 with excitement and optimism. It can be a great year, if you let it.

I hope you take some time off from your normal routine, over the next few weeks, to give yourself the opportunity to think about what you want your 2017 to look like. How do you see if playing out? What do you want to accomplish? Who will you be spending your time with?

I encourage you to think through some of these questions. Take the time to intentionally identify a path you want to walk on. It’s important to give yourself the space to imagine how your want the next year to play out. You wouldn’t host a party without thinking about what the menu would look like. You wouldn’t take a test without studying.

Don’t just let 2017 happen. Instead, invest a little time and energy into making preparations for the new year.

You’re worth it, don’t you think?

Dream. Create. Design the life you want.

Believe in yourself and have faith that 2017 will be a great year.

I’ll be back in January, ready to share lots of new and exciting things with you. I’m working on some amazing projects right now and I can’t wait to tell you all about them.

I wish you and your family a wonderful, safe and relaxing holiday season.

Find meaning each day,


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  1. Jan McQuistan on December 18, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I am majorly excited about 2017. 2016 was a super year of personal growth for me. Saying goodbye to 2016 will be like saying goodbye to a dear friend. She was faithful and patient with me and now I am ready for 2017. I have the unconditional love for myself and others, the joy, gratitude, and curiosity to continue my adventure!

    • Dara Kurtz on December 26, 2016 at 11:25 am

      Beautifully said! Happy New Year to you!