A Reflection of 2016
Since 2017 has arrived, I've been thinking a lot about where I am in life and how much things have changed in the past year. I don't think enough people sit back and reflect on themselves and where they "are", and I mean that mentally or emotionally or spiritually or physically or all of them. I think it's a healthy and important to do, and that it gets overlooked too often.
I've had really hard things happen this year and have had really good things happen too. I wish I could be proud of myself and say that I handled those bad times gracefully but I can't- I am still trying. As of now, the main thing I'm trying to get better at is letting things go; realizing that things don't always turn out as you plan and that everything that goes wrong can't always be fixed. This can be a really hard thing to accept and move on from and I'm in awe of people who can.
I've also learned that it's important to say/show how you feel or what you think. Your opinions and feelings do matter (whether you think so or not)
I'd like to think that I have a stronger hold on my anxiety and low moods. Maybe this is true and maybe it isn't. I feel like it isn't as severe as it used to be and I can usually tell when it's coming on and the older that I get I know what helps me cope and get through it easier; although sometimes it can be so incredibly draining- like I am completely and totally falling apart and there's nothing I can do to make it go away when I want it to.
I've learned that I can get through bad times and keep looking for better ones as long as I have people who love me around me. And I've learned that if I want something to happen that I have to do it myself. One thing I'm trying to work on is self-motivation..it's been hard but worthwhile.
I know I am kind of all over the place, but that is kind of how the past year has been for me. I felt like sharing these things and I hope that atleast one of you can relate to something I've said, or I've said something that might have helped you in some way.
I'm so thankful for everyone who keeps up with Start Somewhere. It truly means a lot and I can't wait to see where it goes this new year.
Much love, guys!