10 Women Who Prove Why Growing Another Year Older is Actually a Great Thing

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New Year's Eve is perhaps the most nostalgic day of the year. More so than the last day of summer, or Christmas, or even our own birthdays. For better or worse, the end of the year stirs up something in us — Something that says, "Well, another year has come and gone and what have you done?" But, don't get too overwhelmed, for, you see, the years passing can actually be quite an exciting and uplifting thing. And for InStyle UK's January cover woman, Michelle Dockery*, a new year means, well, this, "In my twenties I was a bit of a worrier; it bothered me what people thought of me, what job I was doing. But, then, the day I hit 30 I didn’t give a sh*t any more."

YES, MICHELLE, YES. Praise be to the lords of not giving a sh*t —for not giving a sh*t (in the right circumstances) can mean freedom, self-acceptance, and living life to it's G-D fullest. So here's to 2014, to you, Michelle, and these other celebs who remind us why another year gone by is a reason to celebrate.

*Bonus: Downton Abbey returns January 5th! THANK YOU, 2014.*

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