Well, it’s almost time to wrap up 2014. This year has been full of surprises, challenges, disappointments, achievements, heartache and self realization.
If I look at where I was exactly a year ago, I can honestly say that so much has changed. How many of us can really say this? Perhaps we’re still living in the same house, dating the same person, hanging out at the same places. It really takes a lot to say a lot has changed.
Well, how’s this year been for me? Challenging to say the least. I got a well deserved promotion at work earlier this year and I can honestly say that I still love my job. I had one of the worst birthdays of my life. My long term boyfriend dumped me for someone else. I came to a realization that I actually had no friends. I came face to face with depression. I developed an eating disorder this year. I completely failed at building a relationship with my only sibling. I finally got my blog on the map! I paid my car off (Yay) I am no where, where I was last year and I hope I can say the same thing for when I write my 2015 In A Nutshell post.
You see, this year has had many “Lego’s on the floor”. I had to come to terms with the fact that people are placed in your life for a sole purpose – to help you, to hurt you, to leave you, to love you and to mould you into the person who you are meant to be. I’ve learnt that you can’t depend on anyone but yourself and that people are always going to let you down. At the end of the day, YOU are all what you have.
Even though it’s going to be a new year and another digit added to the calendar, realistically life’s mishaps don’t just get left behind. How you handle those mishaps going forward is what really defines the outcome of your year.
My advice for 2015: Never take anything or anyone for granted. You have no guarantee that it/they will be around forever. Life is so unexpected, things change, people change and loved ones become strangers. Don’t act on impulse but think long and hard about the decisions you’re going to make. The last thing you want is regret. Give second chances. Be kind, compassionate, honest, humble and most of all, be forgiving. You’ll never understand how your goodwill can impact the lives of others.
With that being said, I’d just like to thank each and every person for reading and supporting this blog. It brings me crazy amounts of joy knowing that there are people interested in reading about my ramblings 🙂 May you all have a safe and fun journey stepping into 2015!