Hello, 2019! I had the most wonderful time with family during the holidays. Now, it’s back to real life. I’m looking forward to new adventures, experiences, and moments.
I usually do a little reflection on the past year, as most do, in preparation for the new one. I learned a lot in 2018. I had some amazing moments which I’m so thankful for. I also faced some challenges which I am also thankful for. Each moment shapes us, informs us, and ultimately strengthens us. Here are a few things I learned in 2018:
You can’t do it all. That’s ok.
The more you own, the more that owns you.
Not everyone that says they want the best for you really does.
Being kind is more important than being right.
Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
Don’t take yourself so seriously.
Over-prepare, then go with the flow.
However good or bad a situation, it is temporary.
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful, or joyful.
Take a deep breath.
Take it one day at a time.
It’s time to pause and be thankful for that special someone or something that has come along in our lifetime and made life – no matter where we are – brighter and sweeter.
Now, that bright spot deserves to be thanked, cared for, acknowledged, and loved because it has moved us in immense ways.
This Thanksgiving, thank him/her or that something from the bottom of your heart.
Happy Thanksgiving, friends.
Believe in yourself. Don’t let anyone tell you ‘you can’t’ or make you feel like you’re less than. And, certainly, don’t give anyone that much power to kill the magic in you in the first place. Your magic is what makes you you. It’s what makes you different, special, and unique. If you’ve lost your magic, get it back. Fight for it.
Here’s what I’ve currently been up to.
This won’t be a long post because I don’t think it needs to be. You can interpret this however you’d like as I will not be getting into more detail than the one line I’m about to write.
I’m currently learning, like usual, nothing matters except the few things that really matter.
A little personal growth exercise and an easy way for you to get to know me through answers to a few questions.
- Morning alone time with Jesus and a side of coffee.
- Exploring a new place or area with my boyfriend, close friends, and/or family.
- Healthy, delicious eating throughout the day.
- Control over my time.
- Fun leisure activities (preferably outdoors).
- A bubble bath.
- A good night’s sleep.
- Painting, drawing, crafting (creating).
- Watching a great movie or episode.
- Swimming at the beach / pool.
- Going for a hike.
- Playing soccer.
- Sipping coffee at home, on my lounge chair, under my cozy blanket with my favorite person.
I am an over thinker so anything that will distract and ease my mind is magic in my eyes.
Five Year Old Me:
- Share. It’ll help you make and keep friends.
Sixteen Year Old Me:
- You don’t have to be good at everything. Your parents and God love you, no matter what. You are good enough.
Twenty-One Year Old Me:
- Life is a beautiful gift. Don’t lose sleep or punish yourself when things don’t go according to your plan. God sees you and knows what you need.
- Don’t let idiots ruin your day.
Sometimes you’re on point, other times you’re a little off. It happens. You’re not always going to be at your best and your friends and loved ones may not always agree with you. But, if there is one thing I am certain it is if a person truly loves you and wants the best for you, they are for you. Don’t give up on the relationship if the love of friendship or relationship you have is authentic – those are typically worth the fight.