I think it happens at the end of every year when you get some time to wind down and think about what’s happened you begin to see things in a different light. From my reflections, I guess there are a few things that I’d like to share in the hopes that others can take something away or at the very least learn something new.
In a lot of ways, this has been the biggest year in my life so far, I’ve had more challenges to overcome I would have thought possible, but I got there. Some things don’t make sense and never will so it’s easier to just let it go and move on, for me someone that likes to look at things in black and white that was a big curveball. I’d definitely say that the steep learning curve has taught me at the very least the kind of person I don’t ever want to be and helped me learn who I am.
I’ve learned that you can’t always be alone, I’ve always kept something in reserve and dealt with everything that comes along by myself and that’s something that I have learned the hard way isn’t healthy. Talk to people. Find the few amazing humans that make your life great and let them be a part of it, sharing isn’t always a burden, sometimes talking through something allows you to see it in a different light and for the weight to lift a little. It’s easy for me to get caught up in my own thoughts and begin to shut everyone and everything out.
On the other side of that, I’ve learned that not everyone is looking out for you. Some people will always have their own priorities and if they can benefit from anything they will. Essentially people can be shitty, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t also be great.
Rest and look after yourself, this is something that I have a tendency to ignore when things become a bit complicated I’ve always compartmentalized and moved on, and lo and behold it always catches up to you and then you have to deal with everything at once, trust me that’s definitely not ideal.
The biggest thing I’ve taken from this year is to get out and adventure, make new memories, explore new places and don’t forget that there’s always somewhere new to go, or somewhere that you have already been that might just be what you need. You only regret the things you didn’t do when it comes to the end of the day and the world is an amazingly beautiful place and that no matter the situation nature will always help to heal your soul.
I’d like to take a moment and just say thank you to the amazing people in my life, I don’t have the words to express how thankful I am but I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today without the support and belief of you beautiful humans. I am looking forward to all the new memories that are coming.
So for 2017, you’ve been a hell of a year but I am glad you’re nearly over!