2016 has been quite a journey for me. I have discovered what I am not, who I am not, and what I don’t want out of life. I have learned and felt the burden of putting others before yourself. I have finally conquered the nearly impossible task, of saying “no”, when I already have too much on my plate. And I have realized over the course of this year, that it’s okay to love yourself first. Even though there were lots of tough moments, 2016 was a year filled with compassion, loyalty, laughter, and lots of dancing.
As I look back and reflect on the year, I wouldn’t change a thing about the decisions I made. I chose to leave my full time career to selflessly take care of the health and well-being of others extremely important to me. I was able to go back to college part time and take classes (Nutrition, Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology), even if they just ended up being for fun. Deep down I’ll always be a science nerd and enjoy the personal rewards from continuing education. I was able to go on an unforgettable trip to Cancun, Mexico with a good friend, and challenge myself to conquer my fear of heights. I opened my heart and home to the people who needed it the most, and no one can ever take that feeling of satisfaction and unconditional love away.
So what’s in store for 2017? I honestly don’t know. And I couldn’t be more excited about that. This year is going to be all about living life to the fullest. Taking chances, and reaching after the dreams I have had since I was a little girl. I just started a new job, I am going to be living in a new space, and am excited to have the freedom to travel and see more of the world and what’s really in it. I can feel my spark again, the excitement I have towards new opportunities just radiates, and I’m always smiling.
My goal for 2017: Find true happiness.
Sooner than later,