So life has been hectic and crazy this week, so I am going to do a quick post of reflection and what’s to come.
2016 was hands down the craziest/worst/hardest/most emotionally draining year of my life. I learned a ton about other people and their limitations and even more so, I learned a lot about myself.
I am learning that other people’s actions are not a reflection of who I am as a person. I have learned that I am an extremely strong individual and I can handle anything that life throws my way. I have learned to appreciate everything that I do have.
I have learned that even in the darkest moments, there is always something to be grateful for. I am learning that I need to put myself first and then extend myself to others. I have learned that life goes by way too fast to not go after what you want.
I have learned that if you are not happy, you need to do something about it. I have learned that if you don’t deal with your troubles, they will never really go away. I have learned to have more compassion towards others. I have learned that without the difficult times, you can’t completely relish in the good times.
Most importantly I have learned, “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” –John Lennon
Oh, and I did learn that wine is a good companion. As a matter of fact, it’s an excellent one. It’s always there for you and a quick sip away. Doesn’t judge and completely understands when you need to drink the entire bottle in one sitting. Consider this my personal shout out to wine
A lot of lessons learned from 2016, so what does this mean for 2017?
It means moving forward and continuing to pursue activities that make me happy and set my soul on fire. Surround myself with people that have the best intentions for me. Conquering my fears and moving past the bullshit. Take everything that I have learned and continue to grow.
I challenge you all to do the same. I also challenge you all to always be in a constant state of reflection. You will learn so much about yourself.
I want to continue to write for not only myself, but for my loyal followers (all two of you know who you are! Totally kidding, it’s more like five of you).
So what do you want to see more of from me? Less of? What have you learned from this past year and what sort of things do you see for yourself in the near future?