Happy New Year everyone! I’d like to thank you all for reading Ms. Tiger Lilly throughout the year. I’m really excited for 2015 in general and  I’m looking forward to writing tons of new posts, taking more pictures and hopefully adding a new segment or two. I wish you all the very best this new year, and so here’s to 2015 and all of the new memories we will make, goals we will achieve and people we will meet!

In all honesty, I feel that New Year is a pretty bittersweet day. I love it for all of the excitement that the celebration brings, however, amidst all of this excitement, I can’t help but feel sad that the year and all of its memories--although I will cherish them forever--are officially ending. I hate to get all mushy on you guys, but seeing as I am the type of gal who like long goodbyes, I almost feel that the transition from one year to the next is too abrupt. I used to think that we should have a New Year's Week instead of New Year's Day, in which we ceremoniously burn last year's calendars, hang up a new one, look at a few of last years pictures and write out our resolutions on an old fashioned scroll. But the more I think about it, the more I realize how useless that would truly be.

The whole method of transitioning is a bit like taking off a band-aid. You can either get it over with and rip it off, or you let it soak in some water and gently peel it off. While the second method causes less pain and gives you time to get used to the idea of getting it off, all the waiting around actually gives you enough time to change your mind. On that note, I suppose that that’s why we have a loud, grand countdown until the big moment. The whole ordeal offers a good compromise for those like me, who like to soak their band-aid and those who rip it off. In those ten counts before the big moment, you get just enough time to get prepared to move on. The final count, filled with confetti and cheers is to help you transition and remember that there better things yet to come. So, I hope that you have a smooth transition from one year to the next and that you look forward to as much as I do for all of the new adventures, opportunities and fun times that the year holds in store.

Happy New Year!