The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” — G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

I don’t know about you, but I sure am ready for a HAPPY New Year.

Being the social media user that I am, I have spent a lot of time this New Year’s Eve monitoring the online dialogue. It’s pretty amazing to have friends all over the world on Twitter and watch the New Years wave come your way via their celebrations.

In this, one trend I have been noticing on both Facebook and Twitter has been the lack of positive sentiment towards 2010 as a whole.

I am getting the idea that 2010 was not a nice year to a lot of people.

For me, it started in a place I never want to return. With this, it launched me into quite possibly the most interesting year I have experienced in a real long time.

2010 for me was a journey. A journey of introspection in and through a lot of life. Parts of the journey was dark. Parts of the journey was bright. But all of the journey equaled a growth spurt in my life to the likes of that which I don’t recall ever having.

For the first time in a long time, I am genuinely excited to square my soldiers, enter into the New Year, and rise up. I feel like I have learned how to breathe again.

For this, I feel hungry again. I feel like I have a lot to prove. I feel like its time to take no prisoners in life and to just do it.

No more being held back by that which has no interest in seeing me reach my full potential. No more giving audience to that which seeks my demise.

With God’s help, I am ready for a HAPPY New Year. Because, on my own… it’s anything but.