I only want the best for our CreakyJoints family. This has been a fantastic year, complete with a face-lift, team upgrades, and some great accomplishments. As we speed into 2014 – as fast as our ankles and knees can take us – we have to take stock of what we have, who we are, and where we want to go.

This may require a glass of wine.Seth rings in 2014 with the CreakyJoints community

But seriously, we’ve been at this for a long time – now we’re in our 15th year – so more than our fair share of annually ‘ringing in the New Year’ as a community.

But something feels different about this year. Something feels special. Something about our pace and our trajectory, as a vibrant community of like-minded people living with similar struggles and celebrating similar triumphs – that makes me extra excited for the upcoming year.

A chance to clean the slate, start fresh, and make the most of the year to come. But the starting line for the year is dramatically further than it has ever been for us, and we get to keep our strong pace as we focus on renewed goals for a better year.

Wishing everyone a happy, a healthy, and a prosperous New Year. And if you’re like me, you’ll take at least two of those (with “healthy” being one of them!).