You are a beautiful clean slate, full of promise and possibility, adventures and experiences, and a lot of the unknown. This year long journey excites me, but I would be lying if I did not admit that this new year scares me a bit as well. I'm not one to ask for favors, but there are a few things I'd like to ask of you, 2016.
First off 2016, please, please be good to me. Your friend 2015 was not as kind, and I could really use a change in events. I'm just here on this Earth trying to live my life and do the best I can and things can get pretty hard sometimes. Let this be the year things look up and life is wonderful. I've grown and a lot has changed and somehow I have ended up where I am now, so could you please reward me with some good vibes this year?
Bring me adventure 2016. I don't want Netflix and chill and lazy Sunday's in bed. I want to travel and see the world, and explore everything that is out their beyond my little life. Take me out of my mind and into the unknown. I want to see places so beautiful that pictures do not do them justice. It's so easy to become trapped in your world, when there is so much more out there waiting to be discovered. I want to remember you as the year I stepped outside my comfort zone and never turned back.
This one is really important to me 2016, please bring me good people. Not the kind of people you have small talk with, I want the people who will stay up talking with me until 3AM about everything and anything. I crave genuine interactions with people who understand me and make me not feel so alone in this massive universe. Bring me people with warm hugs and people who make me laugh until I cry. I don't want temporary, toxic, people. I don't want people who are going to come into my life and take pieces of me away when they leave. No, I want people who bring light and joy into my life, people who make me complete. I have some pretty lovely people in my life, however the ghosts of years past have also brought some pretty destructive people into my life. 2016, can you be the year where people don't always hurt you and leave? Give me friends that will last a lifetime.
I know I told you to be good to me, but also be sure to make me stronger. Nothing in life worth having comes without a little challenge and struggle. Test me, but not enough to break me. Show me how to defeat what defeats me and how to fight off the demons. No one wants hardships in their life, but without the rain you never learn how to appreciate the sun. Teach me that I am stronger than I think and that I can overcome anything that comes my way.
Give me amazing memories, the kind that people write books about. Give me something to remember 2016. I want a year full of being young and wild and stories to prove it. Good times with good people is all I am asking for. Life is short and it's crazy to think how much time has already gone by, I don't want to waste it with mediocrity. I want to live a life I can look back on and reminisce in the good times. I want to remember you fondly 2016, and have the irreplaceable memories to prove it.
But most of all 2016, grant me happiness. Fill my year with bliss and allow me to fall in love with life. Show me what it is like to wake up every morning and be glad that I did. Pull me out of bed and expose me to the beauty that lies in each day. Make me laugh until my stomach hurts and teach me how to dance in the rain. Allow me to find happiness around every corner and pursue the things that make me happy. Do not waste my time with mundane days, give me something to look forward to. Be the year that I look back on and smile because you showed me what true happiness is.
I am smart enough to know that you cannot hand me all of these things on a silver platter my dear 2016, because I have to do my part as well. Change does not happen unless you want it, and I believe my years of stumbling and falling and getting to this point show you that I want it. I have a clean slate, an open mind, and a willing spirit, the rest only time will tell. So be good to me 2016, because I intend to give my best to you.