It is funny how you rarely know the exact moment when something begins, but we always know when something has ended. Reflecting on life we have already experienced always brings nostalgia and possibly regret, wishing it had played out differently. It's predictable. How safe it is to examine what's already happened instead of dreaming about the future.
I choose not to regret. I try to banish worry from my life. Both acts are complete head games and a waste of time. For me, reflection on the past is a way to understand how to break a cycle, learn a lesson, relive an amazing feeling, and especially to feel gratitude for the continually incredible life that I lead.
Tonight is one of those markers in time. The end, the beginning, and a significant celebration so pronounced it is easy to recall our activities on the same date in years past. Happy New Year! May your reflection be enlightening, your dreams for 2014 be inspiring, and your evening be full of laughs (and maybe bubbles)!