I remember at the end of 2011, I was ecstatic. I just wanted it to be over. I believe I posted on Facebook, "Dear 2011, thank you for keeping the kitchen sink."
It was a difficult year to say the least. Fast forward to the end of 2017 and a lot of things have happened, good, bad and in between. But all of them perfectly placing me where I am today.
What I've learned from year to year is nothing is final except giving up and death. If this year was difficult, keep your head up and keep pressing forward. I believe we were all made for greatness. It's the struggles that get us there. Recognize them as just that and be willing to fight through them.
It's unfair to say that, "this is the year" for you. You don't know that. But what you can do is commit yourself to giving your best effort. You'll have to do some not so fun things like, be vulnerable, forgive, be scared to death, ask for help, experience pain, not feel sorry for yourself and stop making excuses.
Embrace and enjoy the process. More than all the blessing in the world I wish for you all the strength.
Happy New Year!