The past year felt like a rollercoaster that I was the driver too. It seemed like I went back in the past to solve problems I never knew existed, faced challenges never thought would, and became a different person. The things that mattered no longer had any meaning. The little things that I never paid any attention to all of the sudden became my life. I lived 2018 living in the moment and making the decisions that I knew would be better for the future. I realized that I have way more strength in myself than I ever thought to give myself credit for.
This past year I have learned everything that I always lacked in my life. I learned patience, independence, unconditional love, listening to my intuition, facing fears, letting go, and mostly I learned to stop trying to help people who don’t need it. Instead, I started looking within myself to figure out what the reason behind everything was. Everything life threw at me, I analyzed the meaning and the story I need to learn from it. I had a year where I learned to not let anything around me define me.
The best part about the year was finding myself, and coming across some truly amazing people. Some came to teach a lesson and others came for a lifetime. I feel beyond grateful for all the people and connections that I created this past year. The amount of gratitude I feel for the people I got to meet this year overwhelms my heart. There were moments where friendships got stronger and got to come across people who blew my mind away with their amazing qualities. Mostly, my soul fell in love with the people who made me love who I am when I am with them.
It was an incredible year full of lessons. There is not a single moment I would take back because all the hardships gave me more strength to find myself. Suddenly love became what motivates me every single day. If I had to give a bit of advice, it would be to never take anything for granted because everything can change within a year. The only way to take control over the outcome is by changing your mindset on the things that life throws at you. I am forever grateful for everything that I learned in 2018 because even though it was a challenging year, I have never felt so much peace. My curiosity goes to wondering how 2019 will top last year.