I've seen this caption a lot lately on Instagram pictures, Facebook posts, or even in a conversation among friends and while I like the sentiment of starting things a fresh, dusting out the cobwebs of your mind, and resolving to become a better person in 2015, in reality, I will not be searching for a new Katie this year. Last year was quite easily the biggest learning curve of my life. My business grew substantially, I learned to handle relationships better, my ability to communicate with others continued to get better, and my confidence soared. Don't get me wrong, where there are mountains, there will be valleys. Some hardships in 2014 were small, some were huge and the difficult situations that I experienced (often self inflicted ;) left an impression on my year that can't be removed. But.
But, on the whole, when you step back and look at the big picture, I would not change a thing. Every little memory, be it lovely or difficult assisted me in growing. So, no. No new year, new me. I would much rather keep the old Katie and add to her.
So tell me. Do you feel the same?