On this Christmas Eve, I awoke to an awe inspiring Christmas state of mind. Filled with many happy thoughts and excitement for the new year. I wanted to take time and reflect over the past year and think about the future as I look to the new year. Let me start by saying I am truly grateful for the people that I have in my life. My family, friends, co-workers, and acquaintances i’ve interacted with over the past year. Without all of the love, support, and companionship each of you provided over the course of the past year I was able to achieve many great things. While I can’t deny there were just as many downs as there were ups. I had the strength to use the good and push through the bad like never before.