“New Year, New Me!” The most basic line, I know, but it applies. A new year is full of new beginnings. You never know what is to be expected. 2017 was a year of lessons learned, tears streamed, endless laughs, and heartbreak. Would I say it was a great year? Probably not, but I was still blessed. I woke up everyday, while others did not. I didn’t take my last breath, while others did. Although I experienced some of the hardest moments in my life, I lived through it all. I learned that you WILL survive through heartbreak, that you WILL learn how to cope with the loss of a loved one, that failing your first college exam WILL not determine whether you pass or fail, that everything WILL eventually be okay. Time heals all. 2017 is gone and 2018 has arrived. Am I ready for what it will bring me? Hopefully. Do I have goals for 2018? You bet I do, ones that I will achieve. Goals of self-love, kindness, healthy living, and finding my way back to God. I will love myself, regardless what the scale reads or how I look compared to the women on television or in magazines. I will be kind to those around me regardless of who they are; you never know their story or what they deal with behind closed doors. I will focus on healthy living; a healthy body equals a healthy mind. I will become more dedicated and focused on the man himself as I let my love for him slip through my hands. He has given me so much, and has blessed me with the life I have been given; he deserves my devotion. It is time to stop settling for less. It is time to make the light out of the darkest times. It is time to take every chance, regardless of the risks. It is time for new beginnings.
2018, be better, be kind.