I honestly can’t believe it is almost 2019! I feel like just yeasterday was last New Years Eve. And so much has happened over the course of a year. Honestly, I look back to January and I think about how I was planning and lookin forward to different things…let’s just say that this year has definitely not needed exactly as I had planned at the beginning.
One of the bloggers I follow posted on Instagram today about how some of the choices she made over the past year has really impacted her life and blog greatly. And I have feel the same about me. There are a lot of things I would do differently if I could go back and change them.
But on the other hand, some of the things that occurred over these past twelve months have really taught me some things about myself. I am grateful for those lessons, and even thought they were painful, I wouldn’t change them.
I also learned things about others; true friends vs. fake, who I can trust and who not to, and those who hold my best interest vs. those who are only interested in what I can do for them. Life is no picnic. And every step we take can either lead us in the right direction or take us down paths we shouldn’t walk.
If there is one thing I would take away from this year or would be this; life is short and eternity is forever. building up my treasures here is such a waste of my time. Instead, I need to be sharing what has been gifted to me and not be afraid to speak the truth.
And something I would encourage all of you with; don’t be afraid to live. I think for the longest time, I have just been afraid to live my life. We all have reservations and we all hold back for various reasons, but don’t be afraid to live. Even if it means making mistakes, falling down, or even failing, live life anyway. Because the only thing holding you back…is you. And the only person who will deem you a failure or not…is you. So don’t let anything hold you back. Live life with your heart wide open!
I hope all of you have a wonderful New Years Eve and thank you so much for making this dream of mine a reality. This blog would not even be possible without all the wonderful people who read and comment here. You mean more than you know and I am so grateful for each and every one of you. Happy New Year!