2018 proved to be very challenging for me but nevertheless, looking at it in a positive way, I can say that it was a year of pushing boundaries and realizations. It was a year of heartaches and letting go but it was also a year of forgiveness, blessings and new discoveries.
2018 changed me and indeed made me a stronger version of myself. It wasn’t just a roller coaster ride but a rock-bottom kind of feeling then out of nowhere circumstances and emotions will hit moon high up ecstatic about the joy being felt and then again back to the lowest point on Earth. It’s a perpetual recurrence. Interesting, but I survived.
Takeaways from 2018 made me doubt people’s intention and acquired an abundance of trust issues. I don’t know if that’s a good thing but I know skepticism is what I need and what I deserve.
This 2019, it’ll be less of them and more of me. I’ve always lived my life caring and giving too much of myself to other people to the point that there was nothing else left for me. And these people are the ones I actually thought will be there through thick and thin (family and friends alike), stating facts and not expressing a critical point of view. Negativity aside, still I know it was part of my whole learning process which I am grateful of.
As Lang Leav has said, don’t stay where you’re needed, go where you are loved. And this is what my 2019 will be. No more stresses for things, careers, and people who want me because they need something from me. I will be where my heart wants to be.
I’ll be venturing into new plans, I will be taking bolder risks, I’ll be testing the waters again, I’ll reflect more and realign my goals and my future plans for the next coming years of my life. I’d be working hard on my personal welfare and not just my profession headway. I will be loving me this 2019 and devote my time to things and people that really matter.
Sharing a few words that moved me lately
“I hope you find the kind of happiness that exists on your own terms. I hope you truly take the time to figure out what moves you, what encourages your soul, what you deeply crave from life, and I hope you have the courage to chase that. I hope you have the courage to believe that you are deserving of everything you desire, that you are capable and worthy of curating the kind of life for yourself that sparks something within you. You have a fire inside of you — I hope you never let convenience, or comfort, or the easiness of standing still put it out. I hope you show the world what you can do with all of that passion inside of you. I hope you show the world what you can do with all of that heart. At the end of the day, I hope you find what you’re looking for out there. I hope your life inspires you”
If you want 2019 to be your year, don’t sit on the couch and wait for it. Go out. Make a change. Smile more. Be excited. Do new things. Throw away what you’ve been cluttering. Unfollow negative people on social media. Go to bed early. Wake up early. Be fierce. Don’t gossip. Show more gratitude. Do things that challenge you. Be brave!
Let us welcome the new year with an optimistic heart and mind. 2019 I’m ready for you!