2017 is closer than many of us think it is; Christmas is already so close already. With a new year approaching, we all start to reflect on the year that will be coming to a close, myself included.
Awe, good ol’ 2016.
If we want to go back (way back) a year, New Year’s was fast approaching as well. I was in my senior year of college with plans to be surrounded by close friends on a gorgeous mountain under a big sky (swoon).
I had the idea in my head that I would graduate college, get a journalism job, and move to Seattle. Let’s fast forward to now, shall we?
Since last year’s New Year, I have graduated from college, spent my summer with loved ones, moved to Seattle, and continue to chase my dream of being a journalist. Pretty crazy, huh? A year ago, I wouldn’t have known I would actually end up where I wanted to go. 2016 gave me some of my lowest as well as highest moments, and I am forever thankful for how much I have grown this year.
However, unlike last year, I do not want or need a New Year’s kiss to ring in 2017.
While I have been pursuing myself for some time now, I will continue to fall more in love with myself. 2017 will be a continuation and enhancement of the woman I want to become. Being so young, I learn more about myself everyday. I laugh at myself a lot because each small step is a HUGE victory to me.
They say only fools rush in, and while I am certainly not a beautiful little fool (hopefully you get the reference), I’m not scared to throw myself into a year centered around myself. I plan to launch my own website, deepen my body strength, further my knowledge in all areas of life, and continue to surround myself with people who allow me to be myself and push me to be better.
2016 may be coming to an end for us all, but 2017 allows us to recharge our batteries, reflect on ourselves, and step up to be better. So many people make new year’s resolutions. I am not urging you to do that, I am urging you to reflect, crave what you desire, and pursue it.
A friend shared a motivational video on Facebook the other day, the man in the video stated to his viewers that planes malfunction quicker sitting on the ground than they do up in the air. Why is that? Well, let me tell you. Planes are meant to fly, not sit on the ground. Like planes, humans are meant to fly as well, soar even. By choosing to make yourself happy, you take one step closer to a peace of mind that everyone longs for.
So when the clock strikes midnight on the eve of December 31st, you won’t find me puckered up with my prince, however, you may find me becoming my own fairy godmother, heading off in my pumpkin carriage to get my beauty sleep for the upcoming year.