2016 was a year of transformation. It was here to rid of the things that we no longer needed. It pushed us to the brink of our minds so that we might see how strong we really are. We were forced to let go, choose to forgive and picked the weapons we wanted to enter the battle with. I myself finally saw parts of me I had no longer believed were there. I found out what I was made of, how strong I am when fighting, and that I too can make it out alive.
We all must face hardships, we all must face change. Once we face our dark sides and learn to love it with as much respect as the light side, we find truth. If 2016 taught me anything it is the small fact that I was and can no longer chase perfection. I was chasing the perfect image of life, love and career. I wanted to have happiness in all the wrong ways. Thinking that if I only pushed my self harder, fought more aggressively and took more selfishly, I would eventually gain perfection. I was so wrong.
I lost a lot this past year. I'm not just talking about my relationship or jobs, but much more than that. I lost my need to be someone I really didn't want to be. I stopped living up to other's expectations. I am me and that's all I can ever be. I am dark, light, funny, wild, rebellious, silly, scared, strong, brave, and everything in between. I finally found the things I love about myself and I am working on everything I hate. I am trying to love the flaws, the scars and the baggage. They are all part of me, they are what brought me to where I am now. How could I ignore that?
Set intentions not resolutions. Make changes not promises.
This year I have some amazing new challanges I have set for myself. One major thing being the fact that I am moving out west. Moving to a completely different state. Talk about asking for an adventure and the universe ansering with a great big, "HERE YA GO". But I am ready. I know that obstacles and challenges will face me as the year goes on, but I also know that anything we want comes with a challange. These challenges show us if we;'re on the right track or not. So what are some challenges that you have to face in the new year?
- Make solid intentions
- Take my health seriously
- Try new things
- Set outside my comfort zone
- Go on many adventures
- Be kind and have courage
- Love myself unconditionally
- Believe in Love again
- Focus on my blog and business
- Spend more time with family and friends
- Believe in my writing again
- Face many of my fears
- Forgive and let go