2017 was the year of letting go…
If you told me all the things I would endure at the beginning of this year, I would honestly not believe you. Even looking back and reflecting on this year, I don’t want to admit what has transpired.
I know on social media and even on my blog I portray a certain image of my life but it is staged. I promise you real life happens outside of Instagram and social media. The good is usually only portrayed, hardly ever the painful, bad and ugly times. So what you see is only such a small fraction of someone’s life. Please always keep that in mind and do not compare yourself to those you see on social media. Because everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.
This year I let go of people I love dearly but were no longer good for me or our journeys were on two different paths. I think it has been so hard for me to let go of people I always thought would be in my life. But sometimes life has a way of showing you people that no longer serve your purpose. No matter how hard you try to fight this, it is inevitable that you must let them go.
Sometimes you have to let go of people not because they did something horrible to you but because you two want something different out of life. There is nothing wrong with wanting more, wanting something different from someone you love or outgrowing them. It happens and it doesn’t mean you love that person any less. Not everyone you meet will view life, love, friendship the same way as you do and you cannot force them either. Take pride in the relationship you fostered, cherish the memories and lessons you learned. Wish them nothing but the best because there is no love lost.
I pride myself as being a good friend and strongly believe in telling the truth, no matter how ugly it is. Sometimes the easiest thing is to believe a lie than to face the ugly unbelievable truth. I am a ride or die friend so if I need you and you don’t have my back, I have no problem walking away.
Being critical and picky with the energy I surround myself with was so crucial for me this year. I found myself questioning why I spent my time hanging out with people that don’t really care about me or do not have the best intentions, who were not benefitting me nor adding any value to my life. My time is so precious- I had to learn to stop wasting it.
I believe everything happens for a reason and 2017 was a year of such insight and growth as painful as it has been. I am a stronger person because of it. The hard lessons I learned this year will only bring positivity because that is the only thing I choose to allow into my life.
In 2018 I want to continue my self-love journey. Putting myself first is my priority. Surrounding myself with positive, loving energy and people that inspire to be better. I want to get out of my comfort zone and push myself to accomplish goals I have been afraid to pursue.
Reflection is a beautiful thing but don’t dwell on your past too deeply. Today, let us all close the door of the past… open the door to the future, take a deep breath and step on through to the next chapter of our lives with positivity.
Thank you for those that continue to show me support, I appreciate you guys dearly. Cheers to 2018! Let’s make it a year to remember xo