Dear January 2020,

Thank you for reminding me that a slow start can still lead to a strong finish. Thank you for giving me opportunities to extend grace to myself when I fail to live up to my own expectations. Thank you for the rainy, grey, cold, and even snowy days that caused me to pause and experience life at a more restful pace. Thank you for the frustrating moments that made me dig deeper and reflect on what is truly important. Thank you for the not-so-good days that made the not-so-bad days seem really great. Thank you for the amazing people you brought into my calendar and the experiences we were able to share. The minutes, hours, days, and weeks I have spent with you have taught me a lot and have helped prepare me for the month ahead. I may not know what the rest of the year will hold, but I am truly grateful for the moments and memories you have given me. You have played an important role in my life and, as easy as it would be to move onto February in a hurry, I don’t want your impact to go unnoticed. I apologize for taking you for granted and wish to acknowledge your significant contribution to my life before we say goodbye.

So, thank you, January 2020. It’s been nice knowing you.

Sincerely,

Bonnie

P.S. I am sorry for all the times I complained about you.