Hello, Good-Bye

29 December, 2016

Wow….hey….hello….is this thing on?

It’s been awhile and writing this almost feels like writing the first post of a shiny, brand spanking new blog.

I’m sad to say, 2016 has not really panned out like I thought it would. There were so many ups and downs, with some really low downs, that it’s hard to not look back on the last year and simply not want to just wash my hands of it. I had my heart broken more times that I can count, I was let down by some of the most important people in my life and I struggled to not lose myself under the weight of a pretty heavy depression.

But it wasn’t all bad. Through all the turbulent times it reminded me of one important lesson….it’s o.k. to be weak. It’s o.k. to reach out to friends and family and ask for help. It’s o.k. to not be a rock all the time and to constantly pretend that “things are fantastic. Thanks for asking!” because that isn’t how life works.

Life isn’t all sunshine and roses. Life isn’t always going to go the way we want it to go. People are going to come and go throughout our lives and it is our job to take from those relationships what we were meant to have.

I’m not usually one to embrace the idea of “a new year is a chance to start fresh!” but this time it is different. I am looking at January 1, 2017 as a chance to look at life with an almost blank slate. I’m looking at it as time to really embody the meaning of the word I have chosen for myself this year (more on that in an upcoming post!). But more importantly, I am looking at it as another year to really get to know myself, be myself and embrace myself.

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