One chapter ends and another one begins. I couldn’t be more relieved to say goodbye to 2016 and welcome 2017 with a positive and optimistic outlook and perspective.
2016 brought more changes to my life than I could ever possibly imagine. All the experiences, good or bad, brought me to where I am today. I feel as though I have been able to grow and develop into a better person as I push through these obstacles and rise to the occasion.
That being said, looking at my life now and seeing how different everything has become is scary because I would have never thought so much change could happen so quickly. But at the same time I am excited because of the opportunities that lie ahead. This year my goal is to be happy, as simple as that. Whether the happiness comes from the exterior and being happy with what I see in the mirror or whether it is coming from within, my goal is to be happy.
I want to be happy with the decisions I make to further my career and not to regret past decisions I have made to get me to where I am today.
I want to be happy with what I see in the mirror, not to compare myself with others or want to be like someone else. I want to be happy with me.
I want to be happy about my friends and family and surround myself with those who continue to put a smile on my face.
I want to be happy about how I feel, whether that is a physical satisfaction or an emotional one.
And I want to be happy for everyone else. I have realized that being genuinely and truly happy for those around you can actually bring so much more light into your life.
Happiness seems to be so simple and easy to achieve, but in reality it isn’t and we need to continue to remind ourselves that happiness is vital to our lives and it will make us better people.
So my goal for 2017 is to accept, possess and share happiness from everything and everyone.
Happy 2017 everyone!