2016 has been the most progressive and memorable time in my life. When you’re young a year is more than 365 days, its more than 12 months. It’s a paramount time, you learn double what you learned last year, you feel triple times what you felt the last, and you understand yourself and the things around you 10 times more than the last year. Little things can have the largest impact, the details mean everything. The small moments of laughter and enjoyment. Those are the things that complete your happiness for that moment in time.
I’ve learned many vital and important lessons this year, how to understand and treat myself and others. I’ve gained the confidence to embrace who I am as an individual and not have the fear stop me from accomplishing my goals and passions. Getting past this opened up many doors for me and I’ve taken the opportunities on with full engagement and power. As I get older I realize what’s really important and what I’m wasting my energy and time on. That includes certain relationships, put the effort into the people who are going to benefit you and your life. Your surroundings play a massive role in your overall mood and headspace. Surround yourself with what makes you feel comfortable and content.
I think something I gained this year was closure. Past heartbreak and problematic friendships have been mended and I’ve learned to let go. Holding things in and keeping those negative feelings from past issues is so detrimental. It was eating me up inside and I thought about it more often than not. I knew it was a problem but didn’t know how or where to start to resolve the issue.
I’ve been lucky enough to travel this year, traveling is by far the most beneficial and empowering experience. Learning about other cultures and getting an understanding of the history of this world is truly amazing. It’s taught me so much about life and myself. I gained confidence in myself and the inspiration from around the world was put into the content I create.
Some of the best advice I’ve received this year is ” it’s not about what happens to you, it’s about how you react” and I heard this over and over again but never applied it to myself. There have been moments I’ve worked myself up with anger and betrayal but that only hurts me in the end. No matter what someone does to you or whatever hard times you go through the way you handle and react to the situation is what truly defines who you are. Although I’m still struggling and learning to use this tactic It has helped me and I hope to progress even more with this in the future.
2016 has been a year of self-growth and memorable experiences. Amazing memories and milestones. I’ve created some amazing relationships and connected with so many people. I’m forever thankful for that. I’m more than excited and eager for the future ideas and plans I have in store.