Happy New Year 2019

I am counting down my last hours of 2018 in the tranquil days between the winter solstice and the advent of a New Year. The events of the past are crackling in the air, preparing to slip into memory, only to be revived in wistful moments of reminiscence. 2018 was a crazy spectacular year with personal highlights, unexpected accomplishments, adventure, new opportunities, trials and, as always, grappling with RA – sometimes winning, sometimes losing.

A new year is a chance to begin again – to ponder fresh goals, re-evaluate our lives and work towards completing the things we started. I look forward to the ups and downs of another season. I am ready to meet the challenges and victories that will rise up to greet me – one step at a time, one day at a time, one story at a time, one triumph at a time.

I wish you all a Happy and Healthy New Year. May you have wellness, discover victories in little things and marvel at every achievement no matter how small, because in every goal we reach there is always cause to celebrate.

See you in 2019.


  1. pamcheslatta on December 31, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you.
    Wonderful inspiring words.

    • J.G. Chayko on January 1, 2019 at 9:26 am

      Thank you Pam. Happy New Year to you. Hope you are feeling better.

  2. phat50chick on January 1, 2019 at 8:04 am

    Happy New Year. Wishing you a crazy spectacular 2019

    • J.G. Chayko on January 1, 2019 at 9:26 am

      Thank you. I hope you have a crazy spectacular year too, filled with happiness, health and new adventures. 🙂

  3. Rick Phillips on January 2, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    Happy New Year !!!!

  4. Marianna on January 9, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    Happy New Year! Lots of new adventures for you!

    I am thankful to see the back end of 2018. 2019 is already so much better!

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