A happy happy new year to everyone!
I woke up on New Year’s day thinking that I should start the year off on my blog by reviewing the past year. You know #lookingback to #moveforward and I’m going to use the prompts that I used last year:
- Biggest Accomplishment
Damn, I had to think about this one for a minute but my greatest accomplishment for 2016 was learning to apppreciate myself, the good and not so good qualities that make me who I am. It’s still a process but I have taken many steps in the right direction and I am quite happy about that.
- Best Memory
My decision to attend Reggae Sumfest as my 29th birthday gift to myself gave me the best memory of 2016.
- Biggest Obstacle/Challenge
I think the biggest obstacle for me last year, as was the case in 2015, was not being able to manage stress, anxiety and moments of sadness but I sought help from a counsellor, started reading motivational, positive and inspiring things, started asserting myself and believing in myself, which is helping me to better cope with life’s challenges.
Can you regret not being happy 🙂
Well, that’s my regret; not allowing myself to be more and consistently happy and guess what, I know there will come a point in my life when I will never be wholesomely happy…but right now I CAN be and SHOULD be because my family, significant other and close friends are alive and well and not many people can say that.
- Embarrassing Moments
Can’t recall any embarrassing moment in 2016 so there must not have been any.
- Lessons Learnt
- That I say yes a lot when I should say no
- There are just some people in life that I just don’t and will never gel with
- I am the captain of my own ship and I need to steer it in the direction that I want
- Most successful people are risk takers
- I have a duty to myself to do what makes me happy
- The weight of the world is not on my shoulders
- There are quite a number of things that I don’t respond well or kindly to and I need to work on that
- I am stronger than I think
- People want you to focus more on their lives than you do yours…so I realized that once you put yourself as a priority just know they’re not going to like you very much
- Small talk is sometimes a necessary good for personal growth
- What am I looking forward to in 2017?
- getting married to my love and having our first child
- financial freedom and stability but the only way that’s going to happen this year is if I find some way or ways to supplement my income
- turning 30…not! 🙂
- being happy and healthy