Looking into the New Year

Better late than never, right? 2018 was such a year of change for me; and up until a few days ago, I felt like 2018 had sort of been a bad year all across the board. But I woke up on New Year’s Day thinking about all of my goals and all of the things I want to accomplish in 2019, and I realized how great 2018 had really been. I have been so focused on the negative, that I was forgetting to recognize the positives.

2018 was full of heartache and tough times, but all of that pushed me to be a better version of myself and really go the extra mile. I had to figure out who I wanted to be(and quickly), and I had to decide how I was going to deal with everything going on. Was I going to cry and hide in my pajamas? Or was I going to pick myself up and figure it out?

I decide to figure it out, and I really made it happen for myself. I graduated from college; I found a new job that I love (which is truly an amazing feeling!); I learned the hard way who is and isn’t my friend, and who was going to be there for me no matter what; My relationship with my now fiancé grew even stronger; and overall, I really continued to grow as an individual. I am actually REALLY proud of the girl in the mirror that made it through 2018; she believed in herself, and just went for it.

At the beginning of 2018, I could never have imagined what the year would hold. If you had told me, I probably would have had a nervous breakdown right there, on the spot. But looking back, it was the best thing that could have happened to me; I really figured out what I was made of, and that’s pretty freakin’ amazing. I know 2019 is going to be amazing. It’s only going to get better for me because, guess what?! I’m going to make it happen.

To close out 2018, my word for the year should have been perseverance, because that’s what I did; I persevered. For 2019, my words are kindness and growth. Kindness is a word that keeps getting thrown at me lately, and lets be honest; no one ever said someone was too kind to them (You can read more about my recent relationship with kindness here.). I choose growth because I want to continue to grow and find my way in this world. I want to grow my relationships, grow my friendships, grow in my business position, grow my physical and mental health, and just grow. Pretty deep, right? Just grow. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: It’s all about that journey.

Thanks for supporting me through mine.

Parker

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