2017: A Year In Review

2017: A Year In Review

“lf you are quiet, your heart will speak to you. It will tell you all that you need to know. It will provide you with the answers to all of your questions, but first, you must be quiet and listen.”

Last year, I struggled to find myself. As I sat down to write this reflection, I thought about all of the things that transpired over the course of 2017 and a wave of emotions hit me. Tears filled my eyes.

And this wasn’t the first time. Last year, I experienced major highs and lows.

I am so grateful though for each and every experience that I had over the course of the year. They gave me perspective, knowledge, and clarity in a lot of areas in my life.

I learned the meaning of sacrifice, struggled with my feelings of failure and wrestled with my thoughts trying to stay positive with each passing day. I lost friends in the process and at one point, I thought I’d lost myself too.

Moving forward was no easy task.

For a while, I thought of myself as a failure, that I’d failed myself, my family, and everyone in between and I struggled to keep it together. In my mind, I thought I’d be further along than I am today. I thought that by now, I would have achieved something magnificent. That I would completely know myself and would be living my dream life.

Turns out, I’d been looking at it all wrong. I am living a life very close to my dream life, however, there is one thing that I need to fix. And that one thing is within my reach to fix if I allow myself to overcome my fears and step outside of my comfort zone which I vow to do this year.

I’m thankful that through all of the challenges I faced in 2017, I had the strength and support to keep going and overcome every roadblock that came my way. I’m even more thankful that I didn’t throw in the white towel and surrender.

I’m venturing into 2018 with a renewed sense of self, a wonderful new blog about living from my soul, and a head full new goals that will focus on making me a better person each day than the person I am today.

As I look to the new year, my hope is that I will work toward living the life that I truly desire (no flaws attached) , I remain in good health, I am surrounded by friends and family that love and support me, and that I continue to learn myself and grow to walk in my purpose.

The goal of this year is to discover who I am at my core, what I want, where I’m headed, and how I relate to the world around me. I hope that through this blog I will achieve that.



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