Every year at the end of December I try to look back on the events of the previous year to see what has happened in my life. I see who and what have entered my life to make me a better person. I also reflect on the hard things that have made my days a little more difficult. I'm thankful for all of the events, the good and the bad. They help make each year special and each year unique. They make me stronger, more humble, and they teach me how to keep myself happy even in the hard times.
As the new year rolls around instead of making specific new years resolutions I focus on one word that I try to center my year on. I learned this from my amazing drill coach. This year my word to focus on is "renew." If the typical new years resolutions aren't your forte then I challenge you to pick a word for 2016. Have a happy new year!!