If anyone must be glad to see 2013 in the rear-view mirror, it’s Lea Michele (Rachel). The Glee star saw major highs and lows this year, including the shocking death of her co-star boyfriend Cory Monteith (Finn).

Lea, 27, is now facing 2014 with a smile ... maybe. We can’t see. But she’s certainly facing it with a hot bod! Lea tweeted the gorgeous photo below on January 3, writing, "What an amazing week in Mexico... ❤️ New day. New year. #Bringit2014."

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What a view! The location looks nice, too. There are definitely worse ways to welcome a new year.

Last year at this time, Lea and Cory were enjoying a week in Hawaii. At the end of their vacation, Lea shared a sunset photo on Instagram, writing,  “Last look at paradise... Till next time of course. :)”

It would’ve been perfect to see Lea and Cory back in Hawaii this year, but that wasn’t meant to be. At least she’s still standing in the sun, keeping a positive attitude (and a seriously sexy physique). She's also spending the time with another male love, albeit just a friend, Glee co-star Jonathan Groff. She tweeted two more pics from the trip, calling it the "Best vacation with my best friend..."

On the last day of 2013, Lea also tweeted to fans, "Wishing everyone a very happy new year.. Sending much love.. So grateful to all of you for all your endless love and support this year."

She still has our love and support, but now she also has our envy. Relive the highs and lows of Lea’s 2013 in this roundup. Here’s to a happy 2014 all around!

SourceLea Michele on Twitter