A wise man once told me to invest in good people. And in 2017, I learned to trust well and learn my boundaries; to completely submit to His plans; to forgive myself for the things I could not become and allow this to open opportunities for bigger and brighter things.
2017 showered me with so much feelings and emotions that overwhelmed me. There is pain, grief, love, light, wonder, and so much more. I learned to honor and embrace each one of these feelings and emotions. And in time, I have set some of them free.
In 2017, I learned to choose people who choose me; that loving myself is never selfish — it is the best things I can do for me. And through this, I learned to be comfortable in my own skin. I am still learning.
In loving myself, I had the courage to face my own demons and seek help. Because I believe that one’s mental health is just as important as one’s physical well-being. I learned that what I am going through is not something I must face alone; that in order to heal, we need people. Otherwise, we won’t be able to survive some of life’s greatest tragedies.
In seeking help, I learned that it’s ok to feel an immense kind of sadness — one that drowns us to the point that we can no longer swim through life. But when help came, I learned that Dory was right after all: I just have to keep swimming. I can and I will survive. I will keep going.
This year, I reached a kind of brokenness that I thought my fire has been completely extinguished. I thought light wouldn’t come. But I learned that when we surround ourselves with hope, light will always come through. And it will always shine, even in the darkest of times and most impossible moments — especially then.
I look forward to what 2018 has in store for me. I can’t wait to dream more, to hope more, to love more, to experience more of what Life has to offer.
I can’t wait for the brokenness to heal, for my heart to take courage, for my soul to be braver — for all its little pieces to come back together.
Thank you, 2017. You are something else.
I am ready to take a leap towards you, 2018.
Let’s be friends.