Happy New Year! Now that the holidays are officially over and 2017 is in full swing, soap stars have been taking to social media to post their very first pics of the new year! While a ton of your favorites shared photos from their New Year’s Eve celebrations, even more have posted updates on their new outlooks and plans for the year.
From Carolyn Hennesy‘s (Diane, GENERAL HOSPITAL) beaming selfie to Susan Lucci‘s (Erica, ALL MY CHILDREN) relaxing vacation snap, click through the gallery to see your fave daytime stars’ first pics of 2017.
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Carolyn Hennesy Instagram Selfie 2017
Carolyn Hennesy (Diane, GH)
The actress kicked off 2017 at the Rose Parade in Pasadena, CA — and judging by her smile, it couldn't have been a better start to the new year! "Only a couple of hours away from the TOR Parade!!!" she captioned the photo.
Ashley Jones Henricks
Ashley Jones Henricks (ex-Parker, GH; ex-Bridget, B&B)
"Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year. We got a photo with everyone looking at the camera!" Ashley captioned this photo of herself with her husband, Joel, and their two kids.
Michelle Stafford (Nina, GH)
After posting a photo in support of Skin Nation products, the actress shared this pic of her kids walking along the beach. "Starting the year off right!!" she captioned it.
Darin Brooks Instagram 2017
Darin Brooks (Wyatt, B&B)
The actor and his girlfriend Kelly Kruger kicked off the new year with their dogs! "One big stinkin' happy family!! Day One - Hike with @kellylkruger! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!," he captioned the photo above.
Susan Lucci Instagram 2017
Susan Lucci (Erica, AMC)
The actress spent the first day of the new year soaking up the sun on vacation. "One more day of R&R--Happy New Year," she captioned the pic.
Camryn Grimes (Mariah, Y&R)
Spending New Year's Day in Belize, the actress posted this photo along with the caption, "New Years Day in 2017, 7 days away from turning 27... I started this year by following in the footsteps of the ancient Mayans and traveling to Xibalba... the underworld. Stalagmites beside me and stalactites above me I swam, crawled and climbed my way through what truly was the greatest experience I've ever had in my life."
"The almost fully intact calcified remains of a more than 1,000 year old sacrificial victim is where we met our journeys end, the body crystallized and glittering. I sat at his feet and imagined a different time, a different life, a different knowledge that was not my own. Cameras were not allowed & there are no words to describe it, nothing that do it justice. It is my own, it is precious. I truly hope, for so many reasons, that this is a good new year for you all."
Justin Torkildsen (ex-Rick, B&B)
Spending the start of 2017 in Boulder, CO, the actor snapped this selfie with his dog and captioned it, "Snow day!!!"
Cameron Mathison (Ryan, AMC)
The actor and his wife spent the start of the year skiing in Colorado. "Wishing you all Peace, love, and happiness in 2017," he captioned this photo.
Melissa Ordway (Abby, Y&R)
The actress' first post of the new year featured her daughter Olivia and dog Lil. "Headed home," she wrote on Instagram.
Laura Wright (Carly, GH)
Kicking off 2017 the healthy way, the actress took her kids hiking. ":))) time for a hike xoxoxo," she wrote.
Ronn Moss (ex-Ridge, B&B)
The actor spent the first part of the new year at Lake Arrow Head, CA. "Wishing you a very Great New Year. Mine began with snow," he captioned the pic.
Jessica Collins (ex-Avery, Y&R)
The actress decided to try something new in 2017 — she let her daughter walk the dog! "Happy New Year to ALL! Our first walk in 2017 and Jemma's 1st time on leash duty for Lucy," she captioned the photo.
Shelley Hennig (ex-Stephanie, DAYS)
The actress spent New Year's Day in the coziest way possible! "Swamp living, track suit wearing, barefoot, bunny and Mexican music lover 4-ever," she captioned this pic.
Minae Noji (ex-Kelly, GH)
The actress shared a photo from her New Year's celebration, and we must admit, our mouths are watering! "JAPANESE NEW YEARS GRUB. The #Japanese celebrate #NewYears with a feast called
#osechi - I ate so fast, I didn't even chew it was so good! I am officially stuffed and full of #gratitude #HappyNewYear loves! Let's take #2017 and show it who's boss!" she captioned the pic.
Drew Cheetwood (Milo, GH)
The actor spent the new year on vacation in Florida. "My godson and I straight chillin," he captioned the pic.
Melody Thomas Scott
Melody Thomas Scott (Nikki, Y&R)
The actress flew from NYC back to LA on New Year's Day. "I'm content, too! Watching #BadMoms til (sic) breakfast arrives!" she captioned the photo, after sharing a snap of her husband Edward in his seat.
Don Diamont (Bill, B&B)
The actor's first photo of 2017 was one with all of his sons. "Great day with the boys! Pizza, fire, Rose Bowl. Mom, @cindyambuehl , ditched us, and is at the game with friends. WHAT?!" he captioned the pic.
Tika Sumpter (Layla, OLTL)
Talk about some cool-looking sunglasses! "Looking forward to an even more beautiful 2017! Happy New Year everyone!!" the actress captioned the pic.
Jessica Morris (Jennifer, OLTL)
Kicking off the New Year with a sense of humor, the actress captioned this pic, "Blue Raspberry...Just in case someone thinks I was fooling around with a Smurf:)"
Gina Tognoni (Phyllis, Y&R; ex-Kelly, OLTL)
The actress snapped a selfie with Jason Thompson (Billy, Y&R) and captioned it, "#YR laughing selfies are an art! Happy new year."
Karla Mosley (Maya, B&B)
The actress spent New Year's Day playing cards with her cousin and enjoying her family's potluck. "Battle weary, but still standing," she captioned this pic.
Rachel Melvin (ex-Chelsea, DAYS)
The actress welcomed the new year with a smile! "2017," she captioned the pic.