I can’t believe it’s 2020! There’s an Instagram challenge going around to post photos of yourself at the beginning and end of this decade, so here are mine! In the past 10 years, I’ve welcomed some new grey hairs and a little deeper “dimples”; I’ve also dealt with some much harder things like health issues and anxiety. I married my best friend and we moved states, adopted dogs, and started our adult lives together.

There have been so many ups and downs and I can’t say that everything is better than it was 10 years ago. I wish I knew more about my body and health and took a little better care of myself then. I wish I traveled more and took advantage of so many abilities and opportunities I had at the time. But I’m also ready to move forward and start 2020 full of hope and love and gratitude for all that I am and have.

Comparison pics like this are fun (ask me again in my 40s though 😂) but for anyone else who has had tough moments this month, decade, or year, let’s forget the comparisons and just keep going! May we all be grateful, hopeful, successful, healthy, happy and loved/loving now and always. Happy New Year!