As the year comes to a close, I am trying to wrap my head around everything that has encompassed the last 12 months.
In January I resolved to make this year something to remember, something full of life and vibrancy, something worth celebrating and holding onto.
I wanted A life on fire.
This year held so many challenges for me, and it was definitely filled with many moments of heartbreak and disappointment.But in the back of mind I kept the promises I made to myself. So with each trial that I faced, I pushed my self to find the silver lining and the lesson. And I picked myself up and dusted myself off, and I kept on moving forward.
When the clock struck 12 on January 1st, I made a resolution to truly leave certain parts of my past behind me where they belonged. People and relationships and situations that were toxic to me. And at first it was easy, I knew it was the right decision, but soon I felt the tug to go back, to return to what I have always known. But I knew deep down inside, that returning… would mean losing a part of myself I have fought so hard to bring back to life. So I filled the voids in my life with faith, travel, books, music, and community.
And it made all the difference, because 2016 was one of the fullest years I have ever experienced.
So 2016, I bid you adieu and I thank you for all the wonderful memories you have given me.